Zero Drop Hiking Boots?

Mike Jones

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Wanting to know all your thoughts on zero drop hiking shoes? I do all my running in zero drop shoes and looking for something similar to that with hiking boots but still durable fro long hikes.

I am looking at inov-8 Roclite 286 GTX and vivo barefoot Tracker. Any one have either of these or something similar?

inov-8: http://www.zappos.com/inov-8-roclite-286-gtx-dark-slate?ef_id=VqQRLwAAADYkgbMT:20160327194807:s

Vivo barefoot: http://www.vivobarefoot.com/us/mens/tracker-mens?colour=Dark Brown
 

Nodust

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I wear Altra trail runners for hiking. They are zero drop and have a very wide toe box that I really like. They are not as tough as the LaSportivia that I switched from and not as much traction. But they do good enough.


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Devo

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I use Altras when running and love them, I don't really see the benefit when hiking or backpacking though, if anything a little incline is nice in steep sections IMO. I do like a wide foot box running or hiking though.
 

Mike Jones

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I wear Altra trail runners for hiking. They are zero drop and have a very wide toe box that I really like. They are not as tough as the LaSportivia that I switched from and not as much traction. But they do good enough.
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Altra is a great company, I have one of their first pairs of shoes they created, which they no longer make.... little disappointed. Anywho, does altra make any boot like shoe though? I think they are all sneaker type, no high tops if that makes sense?
 

kimbur96

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Altra is supposed to be coming out with a mid version of the lone peak June/July this year
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