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.
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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.
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.
Updates to Timberland Keele Ridge Waterproof
- The Timberland Keele Ridge Waterproof is a lightweight, low-cut shoe that’s designed for day hikes. It sports a rugged style with an earthy tone. A TimberDry membrane lines its full-grain leather upper to grant water protection and breathability.
- The shoe’s default midsole creates a cushioned ride and reduces shock. Its outsole is filled with an aggressive lug pattern to render traction on wet and dry surfaces.
Timberland Keele Ridge Waterproof size and fit
The Keele Ridge is available for male adventurers in standard (medium) width. It fairly runs true to size. The shoe’s lace-up closure system locks in the wearer’s foot and grants a customized fit. Also, it comes in a selection of whole and half-sizes.
The Timberland Keele Ridge Waterproof is equipped with a durable rubber outsole. Its surface is filled with aggressive lugs that grip on uneven terrain and slippery surfaces. A heel brake is incorporated into the outsole’s design to provide improved control in downhill conditions. Also, the outsole is made of 34% recycled rubber, making it eco-friendly.
This low-cut day hiking shoe’s midsole creates a cushioned ride and reduces impact from the ground. The gear’s Ortholite footbed grants arch support and underfoot comfort. It also uses a breathable material to disperse moisture, keeping the user’s foot smelling fresh during a hike.
The Timberland Keele Ridge features an upper made of full-grain leather. This material is known to be durable and resistant to abrasive elements. The upper is lined with the brand’s patented TimberDry membrane. It acts by preventing water from seeping in while maintaining breathability.
The shoe’s forefoot area is reinforced with a climbing-grade rubber toe cap for improved durability. It also provides protection from stubbing. The gear’s interior is lined with mesh fabric to wick moisture away and create and comfortable in-shoe environment.
This Timberland product has a series of eyelets to keep its lace in place securely. The shoe’s collar and tongue are padded to promote comfort. Also, a pull tab is positioned at the back of the collar to facilitate an easy on and off.