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: 14.3ozWomen: 12.3oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
- The Salomon X Radiant Mid GTX is a mid-top cleat for day hiking adventures. A Gore-Tex membrane lines the gear’s polyurethane (PU) coated leather and mesh upper, making it waterproof.
- A cushioned and stabilized ride is achieved through the EnergyCell midsole made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam. The Contagrip MD’s multi-lugged profile gives adequate traction suited for rugged terrains.[/updates]
The Salomon X Radiant Mid GTX comes in standard width for male and female outdoor enthusiasts. It is available in a range of whole and half sizes. The hiking cleat’s closure system works with the brand’s Sensifit technology to bestow wearers with a personalized and secure lockdown. It also runs generally true to size.
This hiking cleat from Salomon uses the brand’s patented Contagrip MD outsole. It’s made of a durable rubber compound which grants long-term wear resistance. The sole’s profile features a pattern of aggressive lugs which renders multi-directional traction on virtually all types of surfaces. Its front section extends towards the toe box for extra protection against accidental bumps.
Providing outdoor enthusiasts with ample balance on challenging terrain is the Salomon X Radiant Mid GTX’s Energycell midsole. It’s made of lightweight EVA foam which delivers cushioning, energy return, and shock reduction. This component is paired with an Ortholite insole for improved arch support and underfoot comfort.
The Salomon X Radiant Mid GTX’s mid-cut upper is made of PU-coated leather and mesh fabric. It is lined with a Gore-Tex membrane (a component also found in the Quest 4D 3 GTX) to prevent water from entering the gear while maintaining breathability. A robust rubber cap is positioned on its forefoot area to amplify durability.
This Salomon product uses a series of eyelets and metal hooks for its closure system. Debris is prevented from entering the footgear via its gusseted tongue. A pull tab is positioned at the back to permit an easy on and off. Moreover, the collar contains several perforations to improve breathability.