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: 19.8ozWomen: 18.7oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Narrow, Normal
- The Scarpa ZG Trek GTX is a high-cut boot for on- and off-trail adventures. Its suede leather upper is backed by a Gore-Tex membrane for water protection.
- The footgear’s Salix Trek midsole is made of dual-density polyurethane for cushioning and stability. It’s partnered with a Vibram XS-Trek outsole to render traction on mixed terrain.
Scarpa’s ZG Trek GTX is a fairly-true-to-size boot that’s crafted for male and female backpackers. It has a standard width fit and is available in a range of whole and half sizes. The gear’s speed lacing system permits a personalized lockdown for its wearers.
This high-cut hiking boot from Scarpa is equipped with a Vibram XS Trek outsole. Its aggressive lugs deliver optimal traction on virtually all types of terrain. The outsole is made of a technical compound, imbuing it with durability to withstand uneven surfaces.
The Scarpa ZG Trek GTX features a Salix Trek dual-density PU midsole. One layer provides cushioning to the user while the other grants support. This boot is also armed with Scarpa’s ACTIV Impact technology to absorb impact from the ground and enhance responsiveness. Moreover, it features Comfort Flex Plus, a Scarpa insole with a polypropylene and fiberglass construction for a three-season underfoot performance.
Scarpa’s ZG Trek GTX has 1.8mm water-resistant suede leather upper, making it tough against abrasive elements. The boot’s Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lining delivers waterproofness and breathability. Brand designers added a 3D thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) toe cap which renders extra protection. It also features Heel Tension, a support system at the rear for lateral stability.
This high-cut trekker uses a speed lacing system, consisting of dual-component hooks and loops plus a pair of punched eyelets, to facilitate fit management. The footwear’s Autofit Collar is padded with elastic fabric to create a comfortable feel around the ankle. The upper also features Flex Point technology, allowing the ankle to move freely.