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.
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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.
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Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
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Updates to Zamberlan 1030 Sella NW GT RR
- The Zamberlan 1030 Sella NW GT RR is ready for the rugged backcountry trails. Its Hydrobloc-treated leather upper, Gore-Tex laminate, Zamberlan-Flex STM (ZFS) and rubber toe rand work together to yield a durable, comfortable and flexible design.
- It employs a sole unit underfoot. It includes a dual density PU midsole for cushioning and a Vibram rubber for traction on various ground surfaces.
Zamberlan 1030 Sella NW GT RR size and fit
A fairly true-to-size men’s backpacking boot, the Zamberlan 1030 Sella NW GT RR comes in whole and half sizes. It is offered in standard (D) width too.
This boot is shaped using the ZBPK last. Its profile includes a wrapped foot flex point and toe area. The instep is a bit lower while the heel area has a tighter feel. Users can customize the fit through the gear’s lace-up closure.
The Zamberlan Vibram NorTrack rubber outsole enables this boot to handle various types of terrain. It has multidirectional cleats at the center that render traction. For slip prevention, it features adequately spaced side lugs that channel water out and facilitate the removal of stuck debris.
Responsible for improved ground adhesion is a large, textured contact area at the toe. On the other hand, what creates a grippy ride is a ridged contact area at the heel.
This high-cut backpacking boot sports a double density PU wedge midsole. It gives long-lasting cushioning and rebound for a comfortable ride. Underfoot comfort is improved by the 3.5 mm Nor-Flex Light + PE insole. At the heel is a side groove that grants enhanced flexibility.
The Zamberlan 1030 Sella NW GT RR has a 2.8 mm waxed Tuscan leather upper pre-treated with Hydrobloc. It is lined with Gore-Tex Performance Comfort to make the boot waterproof, breathable and mildly insulated. A perforated calf leather lining covers the laminate for a full leather-lined feel. The boot comes with the Zamberlan-Flex STM (ZFS) that promotes the natural flexion of the foot.
The brand’s engineers also designed it with protective features. The 9-inch tall collar and rubber rand at the toe promote safety on the trails. In terms of fit management, the boot features metal D-rings, closed loops and speed hooks.
- This hiking boot made of leather has a Norwegian Welt construction which uses two lines of stitching. The first line attaches the upper to the insole, and the second stitch affixes the upper to the midsole. This technique allows the boot to be resoled (replace the sole) as necessary, for a cost.