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 Mid Waterproof
- The Merrell Siren Traveller Q2 Mid Waterproof is a day hiking hiking boot engineered with a gender-specific performance. Its sturdy leather and mesh upper has an M Select Dry membrane for waterproofing.
- The Q Form 2 platform aligns, stabilizes and supports the female foot. This boot also features a Kinetic Fit Tri Insole for arch support.
- Traction is handled by the Siren Traveller Q2 Mid Waterproof’s M Select Grip outsole. It has self-cleaning lugs to maximize grip on various types of terrain.
Merrell Siren Traveller Q2 Mid Waterproof size and fit
The Siren Traveller Q2 Mid Waterproof comes in standard width for women. This Merrell boot is offered in whole and half sizes. It generally runs true to size. Its front lace-up closure permits a personalized fit.
The M Select Grip outsole features 3mm-deep diamond-shaped lugs which bite into most types of surfaces. These same lugs are also engineered to be self-cleaning for optimal traction over mixed terrain. Furthermore, the sole extends towards the toe section to prevent stubbing.
The Merrell Siren Traveller Q2 id Waterproof is equipped with the brand’s Q Form 2 technology. Its dual-density ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole is designed to grant female hikers with lightweight cushioning and natural alignment. The boot’s Kinetic Fit Tri insole adapts to the foot’s shape and provides support to the three major arches.
M Select Fresh technology is applied to the footbed to combat odor-causing microbes. Moreover, the nylon shank adds rigidity to the footwear.
The upper is a combo of mesh fabric and leather, granting it with lightness and durability. It has the brand’s patented M Select Dry membrane to seal water out while allowing moisture to escape. The boot’s bellows tongue prevents debris from entering.
The Merrell Siren Traveller Q2 Mid Waterproof’s closure system uses a series of regular eyelets and a pair of metal hooks for a personalized fit. There are pull tabs on the tongue and rear for an easy on and off. The collar and tongue are also adequately padded for plush comfort.