Verdict from 49 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Almost all Haglöfs Vertigo Proof Eco reviews speak of how comfortable these hiking shoes are.
  • Nearly everyone has given excellent remarks on its solid construction.
  • Some customers love that this hiker has built-in arch support.
  • The Haglöfs Vertigo Proof Eco men’s footwear also gets high marks for its fantastic performance on the trail. A few noted that it has a very good grip.
  • Many reviewers are impressed by the fact that it’s long-wearing.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One customer says that the shoe is too wide.

Bottom line

Sleek yet robust, protective, and durable - the Haglöfs Vertigo Proof Eco walking shoes fit the bill for people who want the comfort of outdoor trainers and the stiffness of a rugged waterproof hiker. This shoe has gotten the approval of many for its sturdy built and supportive features. Not to mention that it’s made of eco-friendly materials. 

With such supportive features, including an extra grippy sole, the Vertigo Proof Eco makes a perfect choice for technical approaches and short climbs.

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Good to know

  • This rugged trail walking shoe has a star-shaped upper design that promotes the foot’s natural flex movement. It’s made with premium leather from a tannery audited by the Leather Working Group.
  • The interior is lined with the PROOF ECO membrane which is made from recycled materials. This special fabric ensures that no moisture enters the shoe.
  • Meant for technical terrain, this hiker from Haglöfs is equipped with the Vibram Xstrek sole that offers a high level of traction and grip on varying surfaces.

The Vertigo Proof Eco comes with a long lacing system so the wearer can easily adjust the fit to his needs. The all-leather star-shaped upper creates a snug and comfortable environment that conforms to the shape of the foot and meant to support its natural flex motion.

The shoe outsole features the VIBRAM Xstrek compound that is durable, long-wearing, and highly resistant to abrasion. There are multidirectional lugs in the middle part which are intended to create a strong grip on wet or slippery surfaces. Even more, it is also quite flexible and responsive on unpredictable terrain.

The Xstrek sole is also non-marking, which means it can be used for indoor and nautical sports.

Despite having a really rigid outsole, the Vertigo Proof Eco hiker has a cushiony and supportive midsole. Thanks to EVA. This type of synthetic foam has many good qualities that make it suitable for performance footwear, such as a high bounce rate, impact reduction, and lightness. 

For even more comfort, this shoe incorporates the Haglöfs Custom Comfort - a removable footbed that offers rigid support and shock absorption.

This shoe features an all-leather upper that is fluorocarbon free and water-resistant. Haglöfs takes pride in using premium-quality leather from an LWG-audited tannery. This means that the leather used in their footwear is processed with a lower environmental footprint.

For its waterproof construction, the shoe is lined with an eco-friendly fabric that is partly made of eco-friendly or recycled materials. The Proof Eco is a Bluesign-approved fabric that offers good protection from rain or water while remaining breathable.

It has reinforced rubber on the toe area for increased protection and a to-toe lacing construction that lets the wearer achieve a snug fit whenever needed.

-Haglöfs is a Swedish company that specializes in technical clothing and equipment. Their footwear line is meant for technical terrain where durability and ruggedness are required.
-Haglöfs is also known for its sustainable footwear products. All their shoes are made using eco-friendly materials that are carefully sourced to ensure that they have a low environmental impact.


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Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.