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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For women with ankle instability, the Lowa Sassa GTX Mid trekking boot is what you need.
Updates to Lowa Sassa GTX Mid
- Lowa created the Sassa GTX Mid as a companion for female hikers on the trails. Leather and a Gore-Tex lining primarily make up the upper. It also features Slingshot for heel fit, fabric loops for a lightweight lacing system and toe and heel caps for protection.
- An Elika outsole and dual-density DuraPU midsole act as a unit and renders underfoot protection. A medium shank stabilizes, and a Climate Control footbed enhances comfort.
Lowa Sassa GTX Mid size and fit
A women’s backpacking boot, the Lowa Sassa GTX Mid generally runs true to size. It is offered in wide, standard and narrow widths. Its lace-up closure and Slingshot feature helps keep a precise fit. Additionally, it comes in full and half sizes.
Using the proprietary Elika outsole, the Sassa GTX Mid yields traction on most surfaces. Its pronounced heel edge assists especially on descents. The front is also ridged to assist during ascents. Its technical profile outsole optimizes ground contact and brings a secure foothold. Lowa also constructed this to be resolable (soles can be replaced) for a cost.
The Sassa GTX Mid uses a dual-component DuraPU midsole for a lightweight, long-lasting cushioning. It has a full-length, medium shank that yields underfoot support and is designed for users with light packs. The Climate Control footbed has a breathable top layer and is able to conform to the shape of the foot for walking comfort.
This mid-cut backpacking boot from Lowa features split-grain leather lined with the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate. It is constructed with minimal seams to prevent friction. Together, they deliver a waterproof, breathable and durable upper. The toe and heel guards shield the foot from scuffs. The fabric loops permit closure without the added weight. In addition, its tongue and collar are padded for comfort.
- The Lowa Sassa silhouette also comes in a low-cut GTX package and LL (leather lined) versions.