Teva Ridgeview Mid
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Overview of this review
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.
- 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.
- 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!