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.
WeightMen: 16.9ozWomen: 14.5oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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Updates to Zamberlan 252 Yeren GTX RR
- The Zamberlan 252 Yeren GTX RR is leather boot designed to offer all-day comfort on outdoor adventures. Its Hydrobloc-treated suede upper comes with a Gore-Tex lining to amplify trail performance.
- Underfoot cushioning comes from the boot’s bi-density EVA midsole. Traction, on the other hand, comes from the Vibram rubber outsole.
Zamberlan 252 Yeren GTX RR size and fit
Zamberlan’s 252 Yeren GTX RR is a reasonably true-to-size watertight hiking boot for men and women. It is offered in standard width and regular sizes. Its closure system is a lace-up type which permits fit customization.
This footgear uses the ZSPH last which creates a high volume in the foot flex point and a pronounced heel to ankle line. It delivers a technical and comfy fit simultaneously. The women’s version is incorporated with the ZLF last which offers a supported instep, high arch, roomy forefoot, and tapered rearfoot.
The Zamberlan 252 Yeren GTX RR wears the Vibram Futura outsole. This rubber outsole renders traction on most types of terrain. Its multiangular lugs grant 360-degree traction. The cleats along the side of the sole also provide steadiness on bumpy grounds. The ridged heel area assists the wearers in descents.
This mid-cut day hiking boot uses a double-density ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA wedge for its midsole. It grants lightweight cushioning. To create ample rigidity and support, a TPU stabilizer is added underfoot. Cradling the hiker’s foot and providing arch support is a 3 mm nylon + PE insole.
The 252 Yeren GTX RR has a 1.8 mm - 2.0 mm suede leather upper. It is pretreated with Hydrobloc to amplify its water-repellency and extend its life. Its interior is lined with a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate which makes the boot waterproof and breathable.
The forefoot and heel regions are reinforced with a rubber rand to protect against rock-strewn trails. Its closure system (consisting of webbing loops, metal hooks and a round lace) aids in fit management. Lastly, to facilitate easy on and off, tabs are attached at the top of the tongue and back of the boot.