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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Updates to Merrell Siren Traveller Q2
- The Siren Traveller Q2 from Merrell is created based on the biomechanics of a woman’s foot. It is equipped with the Q Form 2 platform. Its components include a bi-density midsole, heel-centering technology, and a Kinetic Fit Tri insole. It aims to provide gender-specific stability and support.
- This shoe fuses breathability with durability. It features nubuck, suede leather and mesh. The leather parts maintain the structure of the Siren Traveller Q2.
- The proprietary M Select Grip makes this trail companion adapt to most types of terrain. It has a slip-resistant and self-cleaning profile.
Merrell Siren Traveller Q2 size and fit
The Merrell Siren Traveller Q2 is a day hiking shoe for women. It is offered in regular sizes and medium width. It fairly runs true to size. Users can customize the fit through its straightforward lace-up closure.
This Merrell hiker features the M Select Grip outsole. Its specialized 3.5 mm deep lugs do not trap water, hence promoting grip even on wet surfaces. The angled lugs on the rear and forefoot enhance bite on ascents and descents. It has a textured finish to prevent muck build-up. The sole extends to the front, acting as a shield against bumps.
Featuring the Q Form 2 platform, the Merrell Siren Traveller Q2 has a dual-density foam midsole. It guides the foot for proper alignment, promoting an efficient stride. Its heel-centering technology, plus the brand’s Air Cushion (circular pad attached at the heel), enhances stability by absorbing shocks upon ground contact. It comes with a removable Kinetic Fit Tri insole which works with the natural biomechanics of the foot to support the three arches.
Combining nubuck, suede and mesh, the Merrell Siren Traveller Q2 yields a protective and durable upper. It also has a breathable mesh lining which enhances comfort.
The brand engineers designed it with a bellows tongue to prevent the entry of trail debris. The toe area is reinforced with a toe cap for extra protection.
The shoe’s closure system includes a flat lace which passes through punctured eyelets. The tongue has a lace keeper (located in the middle) to help keep its position. It has two pull tabs, one at the heel and one at the top of the tongue. These loops facilitate easy on and off.