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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I have found the footwear to be very supportive as well as very stable on so many different surfaces including rock, mud, sand, snow and ice.
Whether strolling around town or doing backcountry hikes, the Oboz Juniper Mid BDry comes ready with its set of features. Its protective nubuck and textile upper wears a BDry membrane to maximize its defense against outdoor obstacles.
Its sole unit, the Swiftcurrent midsole and outsole, work as one to render cushioning and traction. Together, they form a rockered profile which promotes a smooth roll-off motion.
The Oboz Juniper Mid BDry hiking cleats cater to women. They are available in a range of whole and half sizes. The relatively true-to-size offering comes in medium (B) width only. The product comes with a lace-up type closure that permits fit adjustment.
According to the brand, the cleat is crafted using a women’s specific last. It accommodates a low volume foot with its sculpted midfoot area. Its forefoot and toe box regions are also designed for the female foot.
The Swiftcurrent outsole enables this waterproof hiking cleat to tackle varying ground conditions. It is designed with different lug shapes and sizes which help balance grip and stability over rugged terrain. Its upright protrusion at the front enhances protection against rocks.
The Juniper Mid BDry from Oboz employs an EVA midsole for cushioning and comfort. This material is paired with a TPU chassis and ESS plate (in the forefoot) which take care of the needed support and flexibility underfoot.
The trademarked O Fit Insole conforms to the natural shape of the user’s foot. It optimizes performance through its provision of arch support.
A combination of nubuck leather and abrasion-resistant textile makes up the upper of this mid-cut day hiking cleat. Underneath this combo is the BDry membrane which prevents intrusion of wet elements while allowing the foot to breathe. The toe and midfoot to heel areas are reinforced to provide extra trail security.
The asymmetrical design of its collar accommodates the ankle’s range of motion for a more comfortable hike. Its sturdy lacing system helps manage fit and the heel tab assists on donning and doffing.