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.
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.
WeightMen: 13.8ozWomen: 10.9oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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Updates to Salewa Wander Hiker GTX
- The Salewa Wander Hiker GTX is equipped with patented technologies to offer comfort and performance in mixed mountain trails (grassy, rugged and even snowy). A nubuck leather combined with the 3F system, Flex Collar and a Gore-Tex lining makes up a protective and durable upper.
- Providing protection and stability underfoot is the Michelin Wander Hiker outsole. It is made from their Outdoor Compound which optimizes traction even on a boggy terrain.
- A Gumflate midsole and Ortholite insole are the cushioning features of the Wander Hiker GTX. Both render support and comfort to the user.
Salewa Wander Hiker GTX size and fit
The Wander Hiker GTX from Salewa tailors to male and female hikers. It comes in regular sizes and standard width. The 3F system, as well as its lace-up closure, assist in rendering a precise fit. This shoe relatively runs true to size.
The Michelin Wander Hiker outsole, made of Outdoor Compound, renders grip on varied surfaces. Through its aggressive lug structures, it can bite into virtually all types of terrain. A wider contact area also helps stabilize ground footing.
Featuring the brand-patented Gumflate midsole, the Salewa Wander Hiker GTX grants a comfortable and supportive ride. It adapts to the ground and absorbs impacts. Likewise, it aids in stabilizing the foot for a safer stride.
The lightweight Ortholite insole helps keep the in-shoe environment dry and cool through its moisture management and breathability. Additionally, it offers long-lasting cushioning.
The 1.6 mm nubuck leather backed by a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate protects the foot against trail debris and water encounters. It also makes the upper breathable. A rubber reinforcement is added to the heel and toe for protection.
The Flex Collar gives the cuff of the Wander Hiker GTX a curved shape which helps increase the ankle’s range of motion. This design helps the foot, especially on descents. The 3F system connects the instep area to the sole and heel for stability and foot control.