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.
WeightMen: 15ozWomen: 12.7oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal, Wide
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- The Scarpa Hydrogen Hike GTX is a combination of support, protection, and comfort in a lightweight package. Its marriage of qualities makes it a competent footgear for quick hikes and fastpacking alike.
- This speed hiker is capable of withstanding the rugged terrain with ample footing security thanks to its heavy-duty sole unit. It is made up of the shoe’s springy midsole and Vibram outsole. This sole unit is rockered at the forefoot to help wearers make smoother toe offs on level surfaces.
A mid-cut, generally true-to-size speed hiking gear for men and women is the Scarpa Hydrogen Hiker GTX. It comes in standard width. Its sizing selection consists of full and half sizes. A secure and customized lockdown is made possible by way of the shoe’s ghillie lacing system.
Scarpa designers equipped the Hydrogen Hike GTX with a Vibram outsole called Salix for surface traction. Since it is built with the XS Trek compound, this grippy layer gets to produce enough grip no matter if the terrain is dry or wet. The many lugs and grooves engineered all over it give users improved footing over slippery, soft-soiled surfaces.
It covers the front tip of the toe box by about 3/4 of a margin. This reinforces the front end of the shoe further and furnishes it with a toe bumper.
The Scarpa Hydrogen Hike GTX grants footing balance and cushioning with its compression-molded EVA midsole. Its rear zone comes in extra thick to provide hikers with enough shock absorption on heel strikes. The underfoot comfort it offers is enhanced by the P-Flex Lite Spacer insole.
This Scarpa speed hiker owes most of its lightness to its part mesh, part synthetic nubuck leather upper. Its lining is engineered with Gore-Tex Surround—a technology that gives all-around breathability and waterproofing. Its sides and heel zone are covered with synthetic overlays for abrasion protection. Its defense against knocks and bumps, on the other hand, is thanks to the heavy-duty toe rand engineered at its forefoot.
The Hydrogen Hike GTX’s front closure is rounded out with a set of hooks and loops for eyelets and a synthetic lace. The hooks at the top are metallic, while the loops around the instep are made of fabric.