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.
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75 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
They still feel wet, perhaps holding on to some moisture but there's no water that's found its way out.
It is a lively, protective, warm boot at the weight of many summer trail runners.
Updates to Inov-8 Roclite 335
- The Inov-8 Roclite 335 hiking boot caters to winter hikers who want agility, comfort, and protection on the trails. Its over-the-ankle upper carries a Primaloft insulation for heat retention.
- Underfoot, a Powerflow midsole and Meta-Shank work together to provide cushioning and support, respectively. On the other hand, a durable G-grip outsole offers grip on most terrain types.
Inov-8 Roclite 335 size and fit
The Inov-8 Roclite 335 is a unisex winter trail boot. It comes in standard width and regular sizes. Female wearers are advised to get a whole and a half size down their usual. It fairly runs true to size.
The brand gives this footgear a fit scale of 3 which provides ample room in the forefoot for a comfy toe splaying. Additionally, the closure system helps customize the overall volume, especially at the midfoot area.
This hiking boot from Inov-8 carries the G-grip outsole. This graphene-enhanced component delivers traction on varying ground conditions. Its claw-shaped cleats are widely spaced to prevent muck build-up and promote automatic shedding of debris. It has a flex line at the forefoot to allow the sole to bend with the user’s foot.
Featuring the trademarked Powerflow midsole, this winter hiking boot renders cushioning while amplifying energy return. Also, it is designed to offer optimal shock absorption for a more comfortable stride. It is paired with the three-finger Meta-Shank , an underfoot support system which grants the needed flexibility, control, and impact protection. A 6 mm footbed sits atop the midsole to cradle the foot and promote comfort.
The Roclite 335 from Inov-8 wears a combo of synthetic and mesh to protect hikers against outdoor obstacles. Its softshell upper features the Primaloft Gold Insulation Eco insulation which enhances comfort by keeping the foot warm and dry, especially in very low temperatures. Extra security on the trails comes from the toe guard.
This Inov-8 product employs the brand-owned Adapterweb met-cradle (which also makes up the boot’s lacing system). This component allows the boot to adapt to the natural movement and swelling of the foot, enhancing the user’s performance. Lastly, a heel pull tab is added for easy on and off.