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.
Good to know
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.
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.
WeightMen: 13.4ozWomen: 9.9oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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Updates to Teva Original Universal Premier Leather
- Classic style meets modern performance with the Teva Original Universal Premier Leather. Featuring the Universal Strapping System with an upper predominantly made of leather and part synthetic, it gives outdoor enthusiasts confidence and comfort during their hikes.
- Its contoured EVA footbed provides lightweight cushioning and support. Its rubber outsole, on the other hand, bites into most surfaces and maintains traction even on wet trails.
Teva Original Universal Premier Leather size and fit
The Teva Original Universal Premier Leather is a hiking sandal that caters to men and women. It is offered in full sizes and standard width. Its adjustable straps permit fit customization. In addition, this gear runs true to size.
The Original Universal Premier Leather from Teva has a Durabrasion rubber outsole with triangular and square lugs. This design promotes traction on virtually all types of terrain without the added bulk.
The midsole of the Teva Original Universal Premier Leather is a made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). This lightweight material runs the entire length of the sandal. It absorbs shock, renders cushioning and enhances flexibility. Also, its contoured design follows the symmetry of the foot for optimal support.
This open-toe, multi-sport hiking sandal combines leather (69%) and synthetic (31%) for a durable and flexible upper. It features the brand’s Universal Strapping System which includes straps on the ankle and the forefoot. It is connected using a lateral strap. It features uses a hook-and-loop closure for easier adjustment. Also, the brand added a padded lining underneath the straps for comfort.