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.
WeightMen: 14.5ozWomen: 15.6oz
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- Hi-Tec designers crafted the Logan Mid WP for tackling muddy paths, rocky grounds and ankle-deep puddles. Its leather and mesh upper, together with the brand’s very own Dri-Tec membrane, provides protection, comfort and flexibility on the trail.
- It employs a compression-molded EVA midsole and a nylon shank for comfort and support, respectively. The Multi-Directional Traction (MDT) rubber outsole makes it grip on different ground types.
The Logan Mid WP caters to male and female hikers. For men, it comes in standard (D), wide (2E) and triple wide (EEE). The women’s version is offered in medium (B) width. Both variants are available in whole and half sizes. According to the brand, the boot runs true to size. The lace-up closure permits fit customization.
This mid-cut day hiking boot sports a Multi-Directional Traction (MDT) outsole. This rubber material bites on most types of terrain. It has a textured feel which prevents muck build-up. Likewise, the space between the studs helps channel water out, preventing slips and falls.
Promoting a shock-absorbent and comfortable ride is the compression-molded EVA (CMEVA) midsole. This lightweight material houses a nylon fork shank which renders underfoot firmness and helps stabilize each stride. The boot also includes an Ortholite sockliner with antimicrobial treatment. It optimizes comfort by maintaining a fresh and cool in-shoe feel.
The upper of the Logan Mid WP is made of suede leather with mesh vents (for breathability). This design creates a durable yet flexible upper. It features a soft fabric lining and comes with a waterproof barrier called Dri-Tec. This membrane uses microscopic pores which allow moisture inside to escape while protecting the foot from getting wet. The leather reinforcements in the toe and heel area enhance the boot’s durability and abrasion resistance.
More protection and comfort comes from the rest of the upper components. Keeping the foot away from trail debris is the gusseted tongue. Delivering plush comfort are the padded tongue and collar. Finally, granting a secure foot lockdown is a Ghillie-style lacing system that consists of rustproof metal hardware and a round lace.