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.
WidthWomen: Normal, Wide
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Updates to Merrell Siren Sport Q2 Waterproof
- Merrell crafted the Siren Sport Q2 Waterproof for women who like to traverse the wild outdoors. Its nubuck and mesh upper equipped with the brand’s M Select Dry membrane render a waterproof, durable, and breathable build.
- Its engineers integrated components that are based on how women move. It is also teeming with brand-owned technologies including the Q Form 2 midsole for stability, M Select FIT.TRI footbed for enhanced support and the M Select Fresh for a comfy in-shoe feel.
- This hiking shoe has a slip-resistant M Select Grip outsole. It is designed to deliver traction when tackling virtually all types of terrain.
Merrell Siren Sport Q2 Waterproof size and fit
The Merrell Siren Sport Q2 Waterproof caters to female hikers. It is offered in B - standard and D - wide widths. It comes in full and half sizes. It has a traditional lace-up closure which grants a snug fit. Also, this pair generally runs true to size.
Featuring the M Select Grip rubber outsole, the Siren Sport Q2 Waterproof from Merrell provides traction on most trail conditions. Its 3.5 mm deep lugs shed off accumulated muck to prevent slips and falls.
The midsole of this low-cut day hiking shoe features the Q Form 2 dual-density midsole. Its women-specific profile promotes proper body alignment, support, and stability.
Merrell added the M Select FIT.TRI, a blended EVA contoured footbed to enhance support. This footbed is lined with the M Select Fresh, an antimicrobial feature, which helps maintain an odor-free in-shoe environment.
The upper of the Merrell Siren Sport Q2 Waterproof uses a blend of durable nubuck leather and breathable mesh panels. It is made waterproof through the M Select Dry membrane which wicks out internal moisture and acts as a barrier against water intrusions.
It has a bellows tongue that prevents trail debris from entering the shoe. A rubber reinforcement is placed on the toes to protect against scrapes. Pull tabs are also attached on its padded tongue and collar for easier on and off. Its traditional lace-up closure includes combination eyelets and a synthetic lace.