Shoes or boots for hikes that only last for half a day. Flexibility and lightness are the highlights of these kinds of footwear. See the best day hiking shoes and the best day hiking 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.
Footwear with few offers from online retailers and sold out in most sizes.
Shoes that have been taken out of production but are still sold by most online shops.
Shoes that just came out and have not received sufficient feedback from the buyers.
Completely prevents water intrusions up to the height of the footwear or the gusset. As for waterproof sandals, they dry quickly. See waterproof hiking footwear.
Footwear that has some degree of water protection. See water repellent hiking footwear.
Here at RunRepeat, hiking footwear that goes below 500 grams are considered lightweight. See lightweight hiking footwear
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Water protection isn't necessary if there are no wet elements along the trail.
One of the world's leading waterproofing materials that is also lightweight and to an extent breathable.
An acclaimed rubber material which is known for its traction and durability. It was first used on mountaineering boots.
Synthetic thermal insulation which was originally designed for the US Army. It is also a sustainable material. It became the first insulation manufacturer that meets bluesign criteria for environmental effect.
Columbia's proprietary waterproofing technology which involves heat-molding to eliminate any seams or gaps for water to seep through.
High-quality insoles famous for their comfort and capacity to create a healthier in-shoe environment.
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