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: 13.7ozWomen: 11.8oz
WidthMen: Standard, WideWomen: Standard
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Updates to Keen Oakridge
- The Keen Oakridge is equipped with attributes that enable hikers to negotiate a variety of trails. It is recommended for adventures from summer to fall. Its leather and mesh upper features a moisture-wicking lining for durability and hiking performance.
- Stability and security on the trail are made possible by the shoe’s stability shank and 4mm multi-directional lugs. It also comes with Cleansport NXT, a technology that provides odor control using pro-biotic technology.
Keen Oakridge size and fit
Keen Oakridge is a low-cut, lightweght hiking shoe built for men and women. It runs fairly true to size and is offered in regular lengths and half sizes. Its classic lacing system provides a secure and snug fit. The Keen men's Oakridge shoe comes in standard width. The same goes for the women’s model.
Thanks to the Keen Oakridge hiking shoe’s non-marking rubber outsole with 4-millimeter multi-directional lugs, wearers are afforded grip on a variety of trails. It also extends to the front of the shoe acting as a toe bumper for added protection.
This shoe gives wearers both underfoot comfort and cushioning through its compression-molded EVA midsole. It also comes with a TPU stability shank for ground stability.
Its removable metatomical EVA molded footbed is also engineered with an emphasis on the big toe (the first metatarsal joint) to provide arch support and cradle the foot’s natural contours.
The Keen Oakridge hiking shoe is equipped with a leather and mesh upper. It comes with a breathable moisture-wicking lining that gives a fresh and dry in-shoe feel. The toe rand creates abrasion-resistance and protection. There are tongue and heel pull tabs allow for an easy on and off.
- Metatomical is a term coined by American footwear brand Keen. It combines the words metatarsal (name for the set of long bones in the foot) and anatomical.