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: 13ozWomen: 10oz
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- This multi-sport hiking sandal is the environmentally friendly version of the Keen Newport. Its upper is made of recycled P.E.T. polyester webbing with leather side panels which creates a balance between comfort and durability. It also employs the brand’s secure fit lace capture system.
- Providing cushioning is a midsole and footbed made of EVA. On the other hand, its rubber outsole (with upcycled rice husks) is razor-siped for optimized performance across types of terrain.
Keen’s Newport Eco caters to male and female hikers. It is available in standard (medium) width only and comes in regular sizes. It reasonably runs true to size. It has a quick-to-adjust lacing system which permits customization of fit.
The outsole of the Newport Eco is a non-marking rubber outsole (infused with upcycled rice husk). It has multidirectional lugs and is razor-siped. This design enhances the sole’s grip on most types of ground surfaces.
To facilitate a cushioned ride and promote a cozy feel, this hiking sandal from Keen wears a compression-molded EVA midsole. Atop this element is a metatomical footbed which is also made of molded EVA. The development of odor is prevented thanks to the incorporation of Cleansport NXT.
The Newport Eco from Keen uses a polyester webbing made of recycled P.E.T. It has a quick-dry lining which delivers comfort on the trails, whether wet or dry. Its side panels are made of durable leather which is salt resistant.
Facilitating an easy on and off are its secure fit lace capture system and pull tabs at the heel and tongue. The former includes a single elastic cord with a plastic lock.