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.
Good to know
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.
Good to know
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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99 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews
The ideal shoe for serious or casual. It’s comfortable and suitable to wear every day, all day, whether on the trail or walking around town.
What more could you ask for?
Overall, a great boot for diverse hiking, walking, or running.
The Oboz Luna for women is a pretty good hiking shoe. It's certainly not perfect, but it is been the best I could find on a recent search of hiking stores.
- The Oboz Luna Low lets hikers cover those extra miles on the trails. The construction of its upper using synthetic materials and metal lacing hardware add up to its durable and protective look.
- For cushioning and comfort, this hiking shoe employs the Granite Peak midsole. It is made of bi-density EVA with a supportive nylon midfoot shank and protective TPU chassis.
- Its rubber outsole depicts the map of the Granite Peak, the highest natural point in Montana USA. This component bites into most types of terrain.
A true-to-size day hiking shoe for women, the Oboz Luna Low comes in whole and half sizes. Its profile includes a roomy forefoot and toe box to allow toe splay. Its lace-up closure along with the adaptive heel cup and contoured midfoot area helps grant a snug fit.
The Granite Peak outsole promotes grip on virtually all types of terrain through its 4 mm thick lugs. It has large cleats on the side which adapts to the ground for an enhanced bite. The heel area has square studs to support the foot upon heel strike. Also, the toe area extends slightly upward to provide extra protection on the trails.
Featuring the brand’s very own Granite Peak midsole, it comes with a dual-density EVA foam which cushions each user’s stride. The TPU chassis yields stability underfoot while the nylon shank (located at the midfoot) boosts support between the heel and the forefoot.
To further enhance comfort, this low-cut day hiking shoe employs the O Fit Insole which is comprised of varying densities of EVA. Predominantly using a medium density EVA to cradle the foot, a low-density pad is attached at the forefoot for extra cushioning. Its arch area and heel cup use a high-density foam for support and stability. Its top layer is able to wick away moisture to keep a dry and fresh feel.
The Oboz Luna Low upper is a combination of abrasion-resistant textile wand stitchless, bonded synthetic suede overlays which provide structure and add durability. Its design allows the foot to breathe, maintaining a cool and dry in-shoe environment. Also, the base of the shoe, especially in the toe and heel areas, is reinforced for added durability.
Its lacing system uses metal hardware—loops and a pair of eyelets at the top—for fit management. A pull loop at the back of the shoe assists users in donning and doffing.