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.
Updates to Salomon Evasion 2 LTR
- The Salomon Evasion 2 LTR enables wearers to take on various day hiking challenges with its set of trail-centric features. Its leather upper is reinforced with mud guards, giving the shoe more protection from abrasive elements.
- This Salomon below-the-ankle hiker is a direct successor to the first Evasion LTR. The engineers gave it a more slender build than the previous version, reducing the shoe’s weight by about a few grams as a result.
- There is a slight change to this model’s lacing system as well. It drops the fabric lace loops of the first-generation Evasion LTR and in their place are regular eyelets.
Salomon Evasion 2 LTR size and fit
A low-cut, fairly true-to-size hiker for men is the Salomon Evasion 2 LTR. It is offered in half and full sizes. It comes in D – standard width. Fit personalization is possible with the shoe’s classic lacing system. Its heel is engineered with a pull tab to make on and off a swift affair.
The Evasion 2 LTR promises footing security over tricky terrain with the Salomon-exclusive Contagrip outsole. Its aggressive lugs, shaped like arrowheads, actively produce traction in almost every angle. The spacing between these lugs allows the outsole to shed mud and debris during transitions.
A lightweight, foam-like layer made of EVA (or ethylene-vinyl acetate) serves as the shoe’s cushy yet stabilizing midsole. Its springy yet solid construction gives users adequate comfort underfoot, shock absorption, and rebound.
Doubling down on cushioning is the footgear’s die-cut Ortholite insole. It prevents underfoot slippage thanks to its adequately textured surface.
Three kinds of materials comprise the Evasion 2 LTR’s low-top upper: suede leather, textile, and synthetic fabric. The base is engineered with a mud guard for abrasion protection. Over at its heel is an overlay that grants the user extra heel support. A similar covering is also seen at the upper’s forefoot, protecting the toes against knocks and bumps.
The footwear’s lace-up closure includes a set of plated eyelets, which create a metallic sheen. Its flat laces are synthetic.
- The lightest and most breathable among this shoe's product line is the Salomon Evasion 2 Aero.