Ridgeview Mid: Before you buy

Purchasing a brand-new pair of trekking boots can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. With that, we present you the following points so that you can, at least, be fully informed before buying the featured boot.

Highlights:

  • The Ridgeview Mid is imbued with Teva’s own waterproofing tech, giving hikers complete moisture protection in inclement conditions (think snow and heavy rain).
  • Engineered with a stabilizer, a.k.a. shank, the Ridgeview Mid’s midsole offers enduring protection and cushioning, with enhanced midfoot support to match.
  • Its Vibram outsole is completely wet-surface ready. The lugs built on it also have more depth to them, delivering additional traction over muddy or grainy soil.
  • Compared with most backpacking boots, the Ridgeview Mid is lighter (by approximately 100 grams) and less expensive (by around $50).
  • The shoe’s upper is made roughly of 75% recycled polyester.

Caveats:

  • While its Vibram outsole is fully capable of giving you surefootedness on various surfaces, it lacks a heel brake, which provides extra stopping power on descents.
  • The Ridgeview Mid does not come with a gusseted tongue, making the boot’s waterproofing unreliable in waters going beyond 3 inches in depth.

The Ridgeview Mid’s younger sibling

Got strong ankles? Or maybe you just need more collar freedom than support? If you answer “yes” to both, then check out the Ridgeview Low instead. Make no mistake—this hiker is by no means a downgrade. It is as capable a backpacking piece as its mid-cut older sibling!

Rankings

How Teva Ridgeview Mid ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 6% hiking boots
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Bottom 1% Teva hiking boots
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Bottom 4% backpacking hiking boots
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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.