For everyday hiking, a bulky hiking boot can feel like overkill. But you still want the support, comfort, and protection of a hiker on varied terrain. By combining a flexible, vented design, reinforced heel support, our iconic toe protection, and trail-specific technology — like the ESS bruise plate that guards against rocky trails — we created a sturdy men's hiking shoe that feels like a sneaker. We call that a hiker sneaker around here.
• Sneaker Comfort: Athletic cushioning with high-rebound EVA and a higher-traction rubber outsole.
• Underfoot Protection: We've added an external stability shank bruise plate underfoot for extra protection on rocky terrain.
• Trail Stability: Our S3 (shock, suspension, and stability) heel support system is engineered to support the foot on impact and dissipate shock.