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.
Good to know
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 Under Armour Mirage 3.0
- Under Armour engineers crafted the Mirage 3.0 with versatility in mind. Its leather upper with breathable mesh is reinforced with synthetic overlays for protection and breathability.
- The low-cut shoe is made ready to tackle uneven surfaces with its grippy and rugged rubber lug outsole. And to assist the user through challenging terrain, this UA footgear is equipped with a shock-absorbing and cushy EVA midsole.
- The sole unit tapers toward the front, forming a toe rocker. It’s a feature that assists the wearer in forward strides.
Under Armour Mirage 3.0 size and fit
A men’s day hiking shoe, the Under Armour Mirage 3.0 generally runs true to size. It is offered in regular sizes and standard width. The front lace-up closure allows the wearer to achieve a snug fit.
Interested buyers can get a size recommendation through the Under Armour website. They just need to provide the information about the brand and size of the shoe the currently own and regularly wear.
Enabling Mirage 3.0 to grip on surfaces is its rubber outsole. Its lugs are dual-colored and shaped differently to maximize ground contact. The sides of the forefoot have thicker treads to enhance traction.
The Under Armour Mirage 3.0 features an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. It is a lightweight foam which brings cushioning and walking comfort. Likewise, it has shock attenuating abilities to deliver a more relaxed ride.
The upper of this day hiking shoe from Under Armour features durable suede leather and synthetic overlays to help maintain the overall structure and add durability. It has mesh panels to improve the breathability. In the forefoot section is a TPU toe cap protects the foot from unwanted bumps. On the other end is the TPU heel cradle renders rearfoot stability. There are also attached loops on the heel and top of the tongue for a quick on and off.