In outdoor sports, the importance of climbing shoes is no doubt, but many do not understand the importance of climbing shoes. I have seen many wearing Nike shoes Adidas shoes to walk long load. that is, when one-time use, and come back not only shoes was thrown, soles of the feet to keep up with the same punishment too horrible. How to choose the right hiking shoes is particularly necessary. How to choose the right hiking shoes?
First, hiking shoes classification European shoe companies hiking shoes are very standardized classification, according to use is divided into the following categories:
Mountaineering: heavy climbing shoes, or press used to call high altitude boots, suitable for high-altitude ice rock mixed terrain, must have a very hard Vibram sole and crampon compatible with fast button, completely waterproof uppers are basically hard plastic resin, lined with Gore-Tex material, generally high to help even boots, heavy weight, softness poor. Some brands have a breakdown of the High Mountaineering series, usually in order to adapt and cope with the high altitude snow terrain strengthen warm style.
Trekking: heavy-duty hiking boots, this shoe midsole are more flexible, able to relieve the weight of the backpack, outsole hard, able to walk in the mountainous terrain compared to the original long, and can use the full tie-style crampons. Upper waterproof and have a certain permeability suitable for long wear, upper generally higher, can be well protected ankle. Some brands will be subdivided into a series of Backpacking is generally adapt more rugged terrain and bear heavier equipment models.
Hiking: Lightweight hiking shoes, generally used for traveling light hiking, mountain adaptation is not very complicated. So the emphasis on comfort and give up hard soles, uppers generally soft sheepskin or Gore-Tex and other lightweight materials, low shoes are generally to help.
Generally taking the rocks, forests, valleys and other complex terrain, not weight-bearing, Hiking shoes will be able to meet your need.
If the weight more than 10 kg, we need Trekking shoes
If there is an upward climb a few hundred meters of the task, it is your dish
Mountaineering activity to the snow line backpacking is a must