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: 16.6ozWomen: 16.3oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Updates to Eddie Bauer Lukla Pro Mid Hiker
- The Eddie Bauer Lukla Pro Mid Hiker is crafted to tackle extended treks while carrying a pack. It has a leather and synthetic upper lined with Weatheredge, a waterproof barrier for enhanced protection on the trails.
- Underfoot, this boot employs brand-owned technologies. It carries the MidLite midsole and InsoFit footbed, which are both made of EVA, to provide lightweight cushioning. The MultiPitch Pro outsole makes the boot grip on virtually all types of terrain.
Eddie Bauer Lukla Pro Mid Hiker size and fit
The fairly true-to-size Eddie Bauer Lukla Pro Mid Hiker is a trekking boot for men and women. It is offered in regular sizes and standard width. Its traditional lace-up closure permits customization of fit.
This mid-cut trekking boot has a MultiPitch Pro outsole which is made of Vibram’s XS Trek rubber compound. This material is responsive to a variety of ground conditions, rendering grip and stability. Its lug design assists hikers in securing a foothold on various ground types.
The Lukla Pro Mid Hiker employs a MidLite EVA midsole. Lightweight yet durable, it grants cushioning, absorbs shock and delivers stability to hikers. It is partnered with an InsoFit insole, which is also made of EVA, to enhance comfort. A fiberglass shank optimizes support and prevents unwanted twisting of the foot.
Making the upper protective and durable is a combination of leather and synthetic. It is lined with Weatheredge, a breathable yet waterproof membrane which prevents intrusion of water and creates a fresh and moisture-free in-shoe environment. Additionally, it features a gusseted tongue to keep trail debris at bay.
The lacing system of this boot includes webbing eyelets and open hooks for fit management. A pull tab at the back of the foot assists users in on and off.