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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- This iteration of the Evasion GTX lets outdoorsmen tackle various ground surfaces with ease. Its redesigned upper still uses a waterproof textile and split suede leather. A Gore-Tex laminate delivers weather protection, and the brand’s very own Sensifit holds the foot in place.
- The Evasion 2 GTX still employs an Ortholite footbed and injected EVA for cushioning. The outsole, however, received an update. From the previous version’s Non Marking Contagrip, the second version is now equipped with High Traction Contagrip.
The Salomon Evasion 2 GTX is a men’s low-cut day hiking shoe. It comes in regular sizes and standard width. Generally, it runs true to size.
The Sensifit—a brand-owned technology—works with the shoe’s lacing system to securely hold the foot in place. This combination helps create a snug, customized fit.
This hiking shoe from Salomon features the High Traction Contagrip outsole. The profile of this sole includes alternating chevron lugs facing opposite directions. This layout promotes grip on various types of terrain, whether wet or dry. Additionally, the deep grooves prevent muck build-up.
An injected ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole provides underfoot cushioning. And to further enhance the comfort, it is partnered with a die-cut Ortholite footbed. This open-cell PU foam grants breathability by allowing air circulation and managing moisture for a fresh, in-shoe feel.
The Evasion 2 GTX from Salomon has a split suede leather and textile upper. It has the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate which takes care of waterproofing and breathability. The brand’s engineers also added a mud guard overlay that shields against muddy terrain. The cleat also comes with rubber toe and heel caps to reinforce the upper and grant protection.
It has a gusseted tongue which prevents unwanted entry of loose trail debris. Its heel foam and padded tongue and collar work together to amplify comfort.
The shoe’s lacing system uses webbing loops and a pair of metal eyelets. A lace keeper helps maintain the position of the tongue while the heel pull tab facilitates easy on and off.