Who should buy the Zamberlan 103 Hike Lite RR

The Zamberlan 103 Hike Lite RR is a good pair of hiking shoes. Try this on first to determine if it fits just right. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is designed for daily use and light hiking.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that has a breathable and water-repellent upper.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides slip and tear-resistant.

Zamberlan 103 Hike Lite RR logo

Excellent surface traction

This shoe for light hiking wears a Vibram Pillow outsole. It is made of the TC4+ compound which offers resistance against heat and tear. Its angled lugs render multidirectional traction. The space between the boots allows it to self-clean and maintain its bite on various types of terrain. 

Zamberlan 103 Hike Lite RR outsole

Provides natural rolling motion

The asymmetrical design of the toe and heel promotes a natural rolling motion from heel strike to toe-off. Additionally, the lugs at the side of the sole provide stability.

Zamberlan 103 Hike Lite RR outsole 1

Lightweight cushioning

The Zamberlan 103 Hike Lite RR features an ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA midsole. This rubber-like material offers lightweight cushioning and rebound. 

Zamberlan 103 Hike Lite RR midsole

Stiff and breaking resistant

Its composition allows it to be resistant to stiffening and breaking. Also, the boot has a 3 mm nylon with PE insole which enhances underfoot support. 

Zamberlan 103 Hike Lite RR arch support


The 1.6 mm - 1.8 mm suede leather upper of the 103 Hike Lite RR is treated with Hydrobloc to increase its water repellency. 

Zamberlan 103 Hike Lite RR upper

Breathable in-shoe environment

It has a moisture-wicking mesh lining which aids in keeping a breathable in-shoe environment. For added protection, the toe area is reinforced with a rubber rand.

Zamberlan 103 Hike Lite RR insole

Soft collar

Its collar has a soft mesh which promotes comfort. Its plush Cordura tongue allows smooth flexion and breathability. Lastly, the lacing system of this low-cut day hiking shoe uses a flat lace that passes through six pairs of metal eyelets.

Zamberlan 103 Hike Lite RR collar

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.6oz / Women 12oz
Use: Day Hiking, Light Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Water repellent
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Zamberlan

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.