Updates to Eddie Bauer K-6

  • Initially introduced in 1964, the Eddie Bauer K-6 boot is designed for trail adventures. It has a durable full-grain leather which features the Weatheredge membrane, a waterproof and breathable material. This footwear is constructed using a Goodyear welt technique which attaches the upper to the sole by stitching it together.
  • Providing a cushioned and stable ride is the boot’s EVA midsole and InsoFit Pro footbed, respectively. On the other hand, in contact with the ground is a rugged Vibram outsole for surface traction.

Size and fit

The Eddie Bauer K-6 is a mid-cut day hiking boot which caters to men and women. It suits individuals with a medium-width foot and is available in full and half sizes. It generally runs true to size. Its conventional lace-up closure permits customization of fit.

Outsole

The K-6 from Eddie Bauer employs a rugged Vibram outsole. This Carrarmato sole balances grip and durability. It includes large, aggressive lugs which bite into rocks and render stability. It has a self-cleaning design to prevent mud from getting stuck, maintaining its traction. The pronounced undercut heel improves the downhill performance through its braking ability.

Midsole

The Eddie Bauer’s designers incorporated an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. It yields underfoot cushioning without adding weight to the user’s foot. A polyurethane (PU) footbed, the InsoFit Pro, enhances stability through a heel cup and provides forefoot support.

Upper

The Eddie Bauer K-6 day hiking boot features a full-grain leather upper. This durable material is lined with Weatheredge, a membrane which protects the foot from getting wet. It is also breathable lining which helps maintain a comfy and fresh in-shoe feel even under moderate activities.

This hiking boot made of leather uses sturdy metal D-rings and a pair of open hooks for its lacing system. Two lace color options complement its closure. Lastly, a pull tab at the back of the boot aids in on and off.

Rankings

How Eddie Bauer K-6 ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 17% hiking boots
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Top 20% Eddie Bauer hiking boots
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Top 15% day hiking hiking boots
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Popularity

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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.