Zero Drop Hiking Boots?

Mike Jones

Feb 19, 2013
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?


Vivo barefoot: Brown


Nov 4, 2013
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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Mar 1, 2014
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

Feb 19, 2013
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?


Dec 30, 2015
Altra is supposed to be coming out with a mid version of the lone peak June/July this year
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