Masseys Outfitters Guide to Buying Hiking Boots
Our lighter duty Backpacking/Trekking boots are more flexible underfoot, designed for hikers who cover a lot of ground while staying mostly on-trail, carrying a medium weight pack. Classic one piece handcrafted trekking boot. Ideal for carrying midweight packs, on trail, over long distances. UPPER: Nubuk leather. MIDSOLE: PU with SPS Cushioning - designed to help control over-pronation and supination, reducing fatigue and potential injury when covering long distances. LINING: Seamless, waterproof GORE-TEX? lining reduces hot spots. A LOWA patented design. OUTSOLE: Vibram? Tactis DST. SHANK: 5mm nylon heel/3mm forefoot. FOOTBED: Balance footbed with breathable top layer and slow reacting foam provides fit customization. Transports moisture away from the foot, minimizes friction and reduces fatigue. FLEXFIT: More natural ankle flex and heel fit plus improved stability. CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM: Perforations in the boot's lining allows air to enter, pumping heat and moisture back out. TONGUE STUD/X-LACING: Patent pending tongue stud allows for better pressure distribution. C4 TONGUE: Anatomically contoured to cradle the foot in comfort. AWP/ASYMMETRICAL WALKING POSITION: Ankle section set at a 2-degree outward angle to provide a more balanced stance and less fatigue. High wall rubber rand. Men's medium 'D' width.