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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- The second version of the Evasion Aero still delivers comfort and security on the trails without sacrificing breathability. The updated look its upper includes changes in the placement of its leather overlays and lacing system. It also retired the brand-owned Sensifit system.
- Previously equipped with a dual-density EVA, the Evasion 2 Aero now carries an injected EVA midsole. On the other hand, it still comes with a Contagrip outsole which makes it grip on most types of terrain. Together, these two elements create a rockered profile. This design promotes a smooth roll-off motion.
The men’s Evasion 2 Aero from Salomon is a day hiking shoe offered in a range of whole and half sizes. It is manufactured in medium (D) width only. Generally, it runs true to size. A snug fit is made possible by its lace-up closure.
This Salomon footgear employs a High Traction Contagrip outsole. This unit makes it adherent to ground surfaces. The lugs are widely spaced to facilitate drainage of accumulated debris. The chevron-like cleats yield multidirectional traction. As added trail protection, the sole is slightly extended upright at the toe.
With an injected ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole, this hiking shoe from Salomon grants cushioning and comfort without the bulk. This element also dissipates shock from ground impacts.
A die-cut Ortholite footbed cradles the hiker’s foot. It enhances comfort through its open-cell PU foam construction which permits air circulation.
The Evasion 2 Aero from Salomon optimizes breathability through its mesh upper. Split suede leather overlays wrap the midfoot to maintain the shoe’s structure which also adds durability. A quick-drying textile lining is included underneath.
This low-cut day hiking shoe is also designed with protective features. It includes a mudguard which wraps the base of the upper. The toe and heel caps are added for trail security.
Its closure system uses webbing loops and a pair of metal eyelets at the top. A heel strap assists wearers in donning and doffing.