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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Updates to Merrell Siren Sport Q2 Mid Waterproof
- The Merrell Siren Sport Q2 Mid Waterproof is a mid-cut hiking boot with a design based on how lady hikers move. It is infused with women-specific alignment, support and stability.
- It uses a nubuck leather upper with mesh panels for durability breathability. The M Select Dry membrane grants water protection and expels in-shoe moisture.
- Cushioning and foot stability are handled by the boot’s Q Form 2 dual-density midsole. The M Select Grip outsole supplies multi-directional traction on various types of terrain.
Merrell Siren Sport Q2 Mid Waterproof size and fit
This Merrell product caters solely to women. It comes in whole and half sizes. This fairly true-to-size boot is available in standard width. Its classic lace-up closure helps achieve a personalized fit.
The Merrell Siren Sport Q2 Mid Waterproof uses the brand’s patented M Select Grip outsole. Its surface is filled with diamond-shaped lugs which grants slip resistance and grip on most types of surfaces. In addition, the outsole extends toward the toe box to prevent stubbing.
The Siren Sport Q2 Mid Waterproof’s Q Form 2 midsole is made of two varying densities of ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA. This dual-density construction grants cushioning and impact reduction over challenging terrain. Also, the midsole features a heel-centering technology for proper foot alignment. Arch support and underfoot comfort are supplied by the boot’s M Select Fit.TRI EVA footbed. This component adapts to the foot’s contours and provides support to its three arches.
The upper combines nubuck leather with mesh panels to make it lighter. The Merrell Siren Sport Q2 Mid Waterproof is also equipped with an M Select Dry membrane to keep the foot dry while traversing in wet trail conditions. The same technology also allows moisture to escape, delivering a breathable performance.
The collar and tongue for have one pull tab each for faster donning and doffing. Both of these components are also padded to promote comfort. Combination eyelets and synthetic laces make up the front closure. Lastly, the bellows tongue contributes to the boot’s performance by preventing debris entry.