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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If you’re looking for a durable, stylish and above all comfortable winter walking boot, then you could do a lot worse than a pair of Feldbergs.
- The Feldberg Waterproof from Keen is built for hikers who need a blend of performance and comfort in their day-long trail excursions. A brand-exclusive waterproof membrane gives it adequate water protection. It is equipped with a treaded outsole for surface traction.
- Underfoot protection is courtesy of the cleat’s direct-injected molded midsole. It comes with an anatomically engineered footbed for support.
Keen’s Feldberg Waterproof is a relatively true-to-size, mid-cut day hiker for men. It comes in regular width. It is offered in half and full sizes. A secure and dialed-in lockdown is possible via the footgear’s front closure.
A dual-compound rubber outsole is what promises terrain grip in the Feldberg Waterproof. Its adhering power is enhanced by its low-profile lugs and tread patterns. Its forefoot and heel zones are engineered with shallow grooves to give wearers improved slip and skid resistance on descents and ascents.
This waterproof hiking gear provides footing stability and sufficient cushioning with its polyurethane (PU) midsole. Securely embedded within its medial zone is a TPU stability shank—a component that stiffens the midsole around the arch for additional midfoot support.
Keen engineers topped this protective yet cushy layer with a dual-density Metatomical footbed for extra arch support and comfort underfoot. It is made entirely of EVA or ethylene-vinyl acetate.
Nubuck leather with a waterproof finish and breathable mesh consist the majority of the Feldberg Waterproof’s mid-top upper. As its cleatie is imbued with Keen.Dry, this hiker has adequate weather protection and breathability. The tip of its forefoot is engineered with a sturdy cap for toe protection. Its Achilles’ heel, on the other hand, is crafted with a leather overlay for reinforcement. Finally, its closure system consists of riveted metallic eyelets (open hooks and D-rings) and a flat synthetic lace.
- The word metatomical is a combination of the words metatarsal (the five long bones in the foot) and anatomical.