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.
WidthMen: Normal, Wide
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Updates to Merrell Outmost Ventilator Waterproof
- Engineered with lightweight materials, the Outmost Ventilator Waterproof is an ideal footgear for hikers requiring quick and agile movements in their adventures. Its ability to keep water at bay is care of Merrell’s proprietary waterproof membrane.
- The shoe’s level of underfoot comfort comes largely from its EVA midsole. Its capability to latch on to most types of outdoor surfaces, on the other hand, is courtesy of a company-exclusive outsole called M Select Grip.
Merrell Outmost Ventilator Waterproof size and fit
Merrell’s Outmost Ventilator Waterproof is a low-cut, relatively true-to-size day hiking shoe for men. It comes in D – standard width. It is offered in both whole and half sizes. Its fit may be adjusted and personalized through the footwear’s ghillie lacing system.
Thanks to its M Select Grip outsole, this hiker is capable of securing the user’s footing over moderately demanding terrain with enough grip. Its stickiness comes from its multi-sided lugs which have a depth of 5 millimeters. The horizontal grooves placed at its forefoot improve maneuverability during ascents.
The Outmost Ventilator Waterproof is equipped with a sturdy midsole made of ethylene-vinyl acetate, or EVA for cushioning and protection from most terrain hazards. Its heel is built with the Merrell Air Cushion technology to absorb shock and improve stability. Its medial section, on the other hand, is embedded with a molded nylon shank—a protective and sturdy element that doubles down on balance and provides extra arch support.
Giving users additional cushioning and support underfoot is the contoured Merrell M Select FIT.ECO footbed. This removable insole combats odor-causing bacteria organically. It also promotes air circulation with its perforated design.
This Merrell footgear envelops the foot in its low-top upper made with a combination of mesh fabric and waterproof suede leather. Its breathable mesh liner having been imbued with M Select Dry, making it a shoe that adequately protects from most wet elements. It is also engineered with a bellows tongue to fence out small, intrusive particles like debris and sand.
Fabric loops and plated eyelets make up the Outmost Ventilator Waterproof’s combination eyelets. They work in unison with the shoe’s synthetic laces in locking the foot in place.