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.
Good to know
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.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Updates to Merrell Rove Mid Knit
- Merrell engineers fused innovation and support in the creation of the Rove Mid Knit. Its durable knit upper is reinforced with Hypercage (a flexible TPU frame). Its fit is adjusted through the Boa lacing system.
- The boot’s Flexplate midsole is connected to the Hypercage and Boa closure to provide lightweight, foot-hugging support and protection. Its Vibram Megagrip outsole is engineered to give optimal traction on virtually all types of terrain.
Merrell Rove Mid Knit size and fit
This Merrell product is a mid-cut day hiking boot for men and women. The closure system uses the Boa Technology, which permits a customized fit to the wearer. Moreover, the boot’s woven upper hugs the foot like a sock. Lockdown is granted by the Flexplate midsole, Hypercage and Boa lacing.
The Merrell Rove Mid Knit’s Vibram outsole renders traction, thanks to the lugs with a maximum depth of 4 mm. It’s made of a sturdy Megagrip compound that’s blended with TPU to withstand constant contact with various kinds of surfaces. The sole’s front section extends upward to provide protection against stubbing.
The Rove Mid Knit uses a cushioning layer in the heel area for a shock-absorbing ride. It’s partnered with Flexplate, a midsole unit that’s connected to upper’s TPU frame for lateral support. The footgear’s anatomical footbed provides underfoot comfort.
The Merrell Rove Mid Knit features an interwoven 3D knit jacquard upper that wraps around the user’s foot. It’s designed to wick moisture away and enhance ventilation. The upper is reinforced by a TPU frame that works with other components. A rand wraps around the base to improve the upper’s robustness.
This lightweight hiker is equipped with the Boa Fit System. It uses a series of low-friction guides which holds the lightweight laces in their respective place. A micro-dial is found near the shoe’s collar to help adjust the fit. A pull tab is also placed in the heel section for an easy on and off.