For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
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Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
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Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
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Updates to Ecco Espinho GTX
- Part of Ecco’s outdoor lifestyle range of footwear, the Espinho GTX is adequately equipped for trail adventures and casual activities. It’s engineered with the Receptor Lite technology, making the shoe supportive and responsive with ample lightness and flexibility. Its low-top leather upper is lined with a Gore-Tex membrane for proper protection against water encounters.
- Giving wearers enough underfoot cushioning while out in the wild is the shoe’s polyurethane (PU) midsole. The comfort it provides is further enhanced by the extra-soft Strobel board sitting right on top of it.
Ecco Espinho GTX size and fit
The Espinho GTX is a low-cut, fairly true-to-size day hiking shoe for men. Its overall fit is intended for folks with standard-width feet. It comes in a range of lengths. Users are granted fit personalization thanks to the shoe’s quick lacing system. For easy on and off, the gear comes equipped with a heel pull tab.
With the Espinho GTX’s rubber outsole, hikers are given enough traction to tackle tricky trails. Its ability to claw into most types of outdoor surfaces is inextricably linked to its low-profile lugs. These triangular protrusions are also present at the sides of the outsole’s arch, providing ample grip during lateral maneuvers.
This shoe’s direct-injected PU foam for a midsole provides wearers with the right amount of cushioning and ground stability on the trail. Ecco engineers gave it enough thickness and springiness to grant day hikers ample rebound and shock absorption with every step.
The Espinho GTX encloses the foot in its oiled yak nubuck leather upper. Its Gore-Tex liner makes the footwear watertight. A secure and personalized lockdown comes by means of the shoe’s quick lacing system which is made up of elastic pull cords and a set of fabric lace loops.
- Buyers interested in going lighter can check out another Ecco product called the Yucatan sandal.