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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Want a boot that looks smart enough for the town, but stands up to the rigours of the mountains? Introducing the Hanwag Anvik GTX.
When a boot is made a carefully as the Hanwag Anvik GTX and with such quality materials, you can be sure that it’s going to last you a long time.
Updates to Hanwag Anvik GTX
- The Anvik GTX is a boot specifically designed for winter pursuits, be they leisurely day hikes on icy trails or routine activities in the snow. Its upper made of premium leather is built waterproof thanks to Gore-Tex. Its sole unit has an extra layer called Warmth Plus for added insulation underfoot.
- It is among Hanwag’s collection of resolable shoes. This means once the treads and lugs of its Michelin outsole get worn out, the brand can have it replaced for a fee.
Hanwag Anvik GTX size and fit
A fairly true-to-size, high-cut winter hiking boot for men is the Anvik GTX. It is offered in full and half sizes. It comes in standard width. Hanwag engineers used the StraightFit last in shaping its interior, giving the gear a roomier forefoot as a result. Users are granted a personalized fit with the gear’s classic lacing system.
The Anvik GTX adheres to most outdoor surfaces with the V-Rough outsole—a Hanwag-exclusive sole technology made in partnership with Michelin. Its siped treads and interlocking lugs give users enhanced grip over icy terrain. The grooves engineered on it prevent the outsole from getting caked with sticky substances, such as snow and mud.
This winter hiking gear from Hanwag provides adequate shock absorption and stability on the trail with its cushy yet solidly built midsole. Its curved design and slightly tapered construction give the footgear a somewhat slender profile. It is topped with a cushioned insole for additional comfort underfoot.
The over-the-ankle upper of the Anvik GTX is made of high-grade nubuck leather. Its layers have double the stitching for extra durability. Its is imbued with a Gore-Tex membrane, giving the boot adequate weather protection. The perforated zone around its cuff allows hikers to pull off maneuvers with enhanced ankle flexibility.
Six pairs of regular eyelets and a synthetic lace comprise the front closure of this leather boot for hiking. All of the eyelets are plated to prevent the lace from rubbing through the leather upper.