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.
WeightMen: 16.9ozWomen: 14.8oz
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- This iteration of the Jack Wolfskin Mtn Attack Texapore Low renders versatility for hikers carrying a light pack. Its upper underwent minimal changes while still retaining features such as the rubber toe and heel caps, lacing hardware, and pull tabs. It is made watertight by the proprietary Texapore O2+ feature.
- The midsole of this Jack Wolfskin product still aims to provide comfort and the necessary underfoot rigidity. It still employs the Wolf Hike CL outsole (just like its predecessor) for a grippy and stable ride.
This Jack Wolfskin product is a men’s and women’s hiking shoe. Lengthwise, it is manufactured in whole and half sizes. Also, it suits hikers with medium-width feet. It fairly runs true to size. The sturdy lacing system allows fit customization.
With a Wolf Hike CL outsole, this lightweight shoe for hiking is able to grip on most types of terrain. It has lugs that bite into the ground, rendering surefootedness. The angular cleats at the perimeter yield stability while the triangular-like studs—predominantly seen at the forefoot—delivers multidirectional grip.
The midsole of Jack Wolfskin’s Mtn Attack 6 Texapore Low provides a decent amount of rigidity. It has a give to it, which allows forward flex. Its lateral support helps stabilize hiker’s foot when tackling bumpy grounds.
This low-top hiking shoe from Jack Wolfskin carries a suede leather upper combined with textile fabric. This combination yields a durable yet lightweight build. The brand’s in-house Texapore O2+ technology boosts trail performance through its waterproof-slash-breathable membrane. Its ventilation is further enhanced by the Circuliner Pro, a quick-drying polyester lining.
To optimize its protection against outdoor obstacles, the brand’s designers incorporated toe and heel caps. A combo of metal eyelets and nylon loops make up its lacing system. Lastly, the tab at the back of the shoe and top of the tongue assist in donning and doffing.
It is important to clean Jack Wolfskin shoes after every hike to be able to maintain their good condition. The following tips can help in caring and extending their usable life:
- Remove surface dirt by placing the shoe under running water. Use a soft brush to facilitate the removal of stuck debris. It is important to remember that shoes lined with Texapore should only be cleaned with water to keep its integrity.
- Do not dry the shoes under direct sunlight or extreme heat. Take the insole out to facilitate drying.