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.
WeightMen: 13.1ozWomen: 11.1oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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The Wander Hiker isn’t supposed to be a performance shoe, but it’s priced like one. With that being said, if the fit is precise to your foot, this could definitely function as a jack of all trades, excelling in an array of purposes.
Updates to Salewa Wander Hiker Leather
- Salewa’s Wander Hiker Leather is a day hiking gear designed for trails near the mountains. It is adequately equipped with the necessary technologies to help users tackle different types of terrain, may they be grassy, muddy, or snowy.
- Its leather upper comes with two Salewa-owned technologies—the Flex Collar and the 3F system. The former promotes mobility while the latter bolsters support around the heel and ankle zones.
Salewa Wander Hiker Leather size and fit
The Wander Hiker Leather is a low-cut day hiking shoe for men and women. Its sizing options include full and half sizes. Its fairly true-to-size fit is intended for hikers with standard-width feet. A precise and secure lockdown is possible thanks to the shoe’s classic lace-up closure with 3F system.
Responsible for keeping users surefooted over mixed terrain is the Michelin Wander Hiker outsole. Numerous protrusions (also known as lugs) dot its surface, giving users multi-directional slip and skid resistance on the trail. These lugs also provide adequate grip during lateral traversals as they are present along the borders of the outsole.
The shock-absorbing and stabilizing midsole of the Wander Hiker Leather is called Gumflate. It is engineered with enough springiness to shield the foot from pointy hazards. Its flexible design allows it to adapt to the shape of most bumpy elements for enhanced stability.
Nested right atop the Gumflate midsole is the shoe’s breathable Ortholite footbed. It offers additional cushioning underfoot as well as moisture mitigation.
As its name suggests, the Wander Hiker Leather’s low-top upper is chiefly made of 1.6-mm leather, albeit of a sort called nubuck. It offers a comfy in-shoe environment thanks to its full-grain leather lining. It also comes engineered with the Flex Collar—a feature that further enhances ankle movements.
Taking up space around the upper’s ankle region is the 3F system. It works with the shoe’s classic lacing system to give hikers improved heel security and ankle support. What occupies the frontal tip of the upper, on the other hand, is a protective toe rand made of a hardy material.