How to classify Outdoor Hiking Shoes uppers?

- Jul 19, 2018 -

How to classify Outdoor Hiking Shoes uppers?

Low help

Designed for striding fast, the sole is generally soft and has no side support. Because the shoe lacks support and protection for the ankle, the connection of the ankle is easily injured and the waterproofness is also poor. The advantage is light weight and relatively low price, which is suitable for walking on flat country roads or mountain roads when the load is small.


The upper is wrapped around the ankle, the sole is more wear-resistant and more rigid, but can be bent longitudinally to accommodate long periods of time.

go. The shoe has a protective effect on the ankle, which reduces the impact on the ankle. However, in the case of steep terrain and high load, it is impossible to provide the support and force required for the legs and feet. Therefore, the shoes are preferred when the walking conditions are not very bad, the slope is not very large, and the load is not a lot.

High help

If the route is steeper and more complicated, and the weight is close to 30% of the weight, high-top shoes should be the first choice. The upper can protect the ankle well, support the calf when the shoelace is applied, and the shoe is waterproof. Performance will be much better. But it takes longer to run-in so that the blister is not worn out and the weight of the shoe is relatively large. Some shoes are also specially designed on the sole to facilitate the hanging ice.

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