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.
Good to know
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.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 17ozWomen: 16.4oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Updates to Eddie Bauer Cairn Mid
- Eddie Bauer’s Cairn Mid allows hikers to experience the great outdoors with enough comfort and agility. Its supportive leather upper is lined with WeatherEdge Pro, simultaneously offering breathability and protection from the elements.
- Working for the surefootedness of the wearer is the boot’s MidLite midsole made of premium ethylene-vinyl acetate (or EVA for short). What gives users grip over challenging terrain, on the other hand, is the MultiPitch Pro outsole by Vibram.
Eddie Bauer Cairn Mid size and fit
A generally true-to-size, mid-cut hiking footgear for men and women is the Eddie Bauer Cairn Mid. It is offered in a number of half and whole sizes. It comes in standard width. Its lacing system gives users the ability to adjust the boot’s fit, while its heel pull tab makes on and off relatively easy.
This Eddie Bauer gear is capable of sticking to tricky surfaces thanks to its MultiPitch Pro outsole. The rubber compound it is based on, Vibram’s XS Trek, grants it lasting durability and provides users with a responsive kind of traction over unpredictable terrain. Its ability to plant the user’s feet on loose-soiled trails comes from its aggressively designed set of lugs. Its front end encroaches the upper slightly, equipping the boot with a protective rubber tip for toe protection.
Thanks to the Cairn Mid’s MidLite midsole, hikers can keep their balance steady with adequate cushioning and shock absorption on the trail. It is engineered with a nylon shank for added stability and medial support. It works in conjunction with the gear’s Insofit insert for extra cushioning underfoot.
The Eddie Bauer Cairn Mid wraps the foot in its leathery over-the-ankle upper. It has the capability to wall off wetness of many kinds without sacrificing breathability thanks to WeatherEdge Pro—Eddie Bauer’s very own waterproofing technology. What deals with intrusive debris, on the other hand, is the boot’s gusseted tongue.
A secure lockdown is courtesy of the footwear’s lacing system. Its entirety is made up of flat synthetic laces and metallic hardware (D-rings and open hooks for eyelets).