Not all wilderness walks require full on hiking boots and there are plenty of sneakers that are just as capable at tackling uncompromising terrains with aplomb. The guys at Huckberry have a great selection of sneakers built for hiking to choose from so if you’re after a casual pair that look just as good on the woodland trails as they do in the tap room, they’ve got your back. Check out our selection of 5 of the best sneakers for hiking adventures below:
Lems Trailhead Sneakers – $130
The Lems Trailhead Sneakers ($130) are engineered with a low profile rubber tread that combines ample traction on trails and excellent robustness and performance on pavement. They have a natural-shaped toe box, paired with a slim heel for a better all-around fit and the retro-inspired upper is designed to be worn for all occasions, not just when out on the wilderness trail.
Each pair boasts a cushioned EVA midsole that’s not too soft and not too firm and offers a level of comfort which is just right for any outdoor adventures afoot. With 4mm of drop, which, compared to the traditional 12mm of drop, ensures that these Trailhead Sneakers from Lems naturally decreases heel-striking for a more natural gait and healthier posture. ($130)
Vans Ultrarange EXO MTE Sneakers – $100
Boasting a contemporary style with everyday sneaker wearability, what’s not to like about these Vans Ultrarange EXO MTE Sneakers ($100). These great looking, no nonsense sneakers from Vans are super water-resistant and designed for fighting through puddles and light rain. The upgraded UltraCush Lite midsole compound offers lightweight comfort and cushioning and the overbuilt toe box provides maximum protection whilst out on the trail.
Its robust, co-moulded rubber reverse waffle lug outsole provides next-level traction to the EXO MTE Sneakers and they use a sock-fit bootie construction with seamless internals to reduce weight, rubbing, and hotspots – something you’ll be mighty thankful after a long day on the hiking trail. ($100)
New Balance All Trail Hierro Sneakers – $135
The breathable mesh uppers are finished with a protective toe cap with these New Balance All Trail Hierro Sneakers ($135) so they’re not going to let you down wherever your outdoor adventures lead you. The super lightweight construction of these brilliant looking sneakers from New Balance won’t weigh you down on the trail and the all-terrain Vibram® MegaGrip outsole is ideally suited for slick and rocky surfaces.
Lacing up the All Trail Hierros from New Balance might be a little strange at first. This is because they bring the cushioned comfort of a traditional New Balance sneaker, with all-terrain abilities of a lightweight hiker – somewhat of a new look for the legendary footwear brand that helps enhance their reputation still further. ($135)
On Cloud Dip Sneakers – $160
The On Cloud Dip Sneakers ($160) are modelled and designed to be a versatile urban and trail runner for a utilitarian piece of footwear that you really can rely on. They boast a ballistic-cotton canvas upper which is just as lightweight as it is tough so it will make short work of any woodland or mountain walks next spring and summer. These excellent looking sneakers use a proprietary and innovative CloudTec® outsole structure which cushions both horizontal and vertical forces for a very light, comfortable running and hiking performance.
These sneakers are designed for performance and comfort from heel to toe and the dual-density sock liner material has a fine, breathable, and comfortable step-in feel. Last but not least, the speed-lace system is perfect for easy on and off shoes that stay in place securely on any outdoor adventure. ($160)
Danner Caprine Low Sneakers – $140
Nubuck leather and an abrasion-resistant, woven textile upper work to create an exceptionally breathable, supremely comfortable, and durable construction – it’s not hard to see why the Caprine Low Sneakers from Danner ($140) are one of the American brand’s most popular pieces of footwear. Each pair boasts a removable ortholite footbed which has three layers of varying density that are combined for maximum cushioning and support.
The entire footbed of the Caprine Low Sneakers is made of open-cell polyurethane for better heat dissipation and air circulation and the design takes inspiration from the hoof patterns of mountain goats. The Caprine’s finished with a super grippy, Vibram outsole that’s built for traction in urban environments. ($140)