Made of lightweight materials. They don't have much top-of-the-foot coverage so they're mostly suitable for well-maintained trails and summer hikes. Also useful for crossing rivers and streams. They come in open and closed-toe designs. See the best hiking sandals.
The low-cut equivalent of hiking boots. Comfort is paramount in the creation of these shoes so they often have flexible materials. Generally used for day hikes. See hiking shoes.
Mid to high-cut models designed for more aggressive hikes and backpacking. See hiking boots.
Specialized footwear. Often insulated and used in technical routes, ice climbing or expeditions. See mountaineering boots.
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For hikes that won't last for more than a day, go with hiking sandals or hiking shoes. Tackling trails with greater challenges will require hiking boots or mountaineering boots.
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Updates to Teva Hudson
- Making up the Teva Hudson’s fuzzy upper is a combination of stitched-on leather and sturdy textile. Its forefoot, ankle, and heel straps are all adjustable.
- The footbed of the sandal is noticeably contoured at the arch for support. It is securely nested on the footwear’s EVA midsole, making it a non-removable component.
- Teva’s Hudson is engineered with the Durabrasion outsole. It has a nice balance of low-profile lugs and shallow treads for multi-directional traction.
Teva Hudson size and fit
The Teva Hudson is an open-toe, fairly true-to-size hiking sandal for men. It is listed in standard width and whole sizes. Getting a personalized fit is made possible by the sandal’s adjustable straps.
Teva’s in-house rubber outsole called the Durabrasion is what gives users traction, whether on rugged trails or city pavements. Its ability to bite into virtually all sorts of surfaces is found mostly in its aggressive tread patterns and low-profile lugs.
Mainly responsible for cushioning and protecting the wearer’s feet is the Hudson’s contoured midsole. Made of EVA or ethylene-vinyl acetate, this component is soft for comfort yet tough for longevity. Within the bounds of this shock-absorbing layer is a nylon shank. This particular implement contributes to the sandal’s overall stability and support.
For additional comfort underfoot, Teva engineers gave the Hudson a non-removable EVA footbed. Its entire surface is textured to prevent underfoot slippage. It is also treated with Microban—a technology that fights off odor caused by sweat and moisture.
The Teva Hudson has that classic overall look thanks to its suede leather upper with textile lining. The sandal’s three adjustable straps are engineered with hook and loop fasteners. These straps are linked together with sturdy joints which are rounded and smoothed for quick adjustments.