Interest Check: Outdoors & Ultralight Shoes
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HELLO! We want to hear what Ultralight & Outdoors shoes all of you are into. More specifically, what brands, types, styles, features, and qualities you look for. We want to cover all the bases with this so you should feel welcome to talk about any particular type of shoe you want whether it’s: · Hiking Shoes (or Boots) · Trail Runners · Lounging Shoes · Camping Shoes · Sandals · (insert your particular shoe of choice here)
What type of qualities do you look for in hiking shoes?
Are there certain features that make most sense for trail running?
What companies/brands do you think make the best shoes in general?
We’re always looking at posts and polls of suggestions, and we take this into account when we’re looking for products to put on the site. It doesn’t mean we can secure relationships with any brand of course, but it does mean we can try, and it gives us a better sense of the interests of the community. So let us know what you think and what suggestions you might have in the discussion.
Thanks!
See our other Interest Checks here:
· Jackets: www.massdrop.com/talk/7906/interest-check-outdoors-ultralight-jackets
· Backpacks: www.massdrop.com/talk/8011/interest-check-outdoors-ultralight-backpacks

We’ll be posting other Interest Checks for other categories so stay tuned. And feel free to share any polls you’ve created here so we can help more people see them.
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Jan_S
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Apr 24, 2019
For hiking I want a very light weight mid boot/trail runner that’s waterproof but breathable and durable. Love the fit of the Altra Lone Peaks but they are not waterproof and have separated at the toes. The Lonepeak 4.0 RMS midi look like an improvement. Would love a drop (women's models).
nikt
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Mar 20, 2019
Would love to see some Lowa Caminos on here. Quality German made boot. Goretex lining Vibram replaceable sole, amazingly comfortable and versatile with a smart wee lacing system (ball bearings in the lower foot for an easy cinch and a tongue lock too)
Warz
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Mar 19, 2019
A hiking shoe is paramount! Needs to fit perfectly. My foot is slightly wide so I need a foot box to fit as if it was the most important sizing. The sole needs to be flexible be still have arch support and acomadate an Insert that when heal pressure wraps around the heal then when front ball pressure let's the toes spread stopping it from hammering the front of the shoe/boot lastly the laces should not put stress on the top of the arch. What? You say there is no such foot where out there! Your right!! But that's what I want. Ernie
Mingle
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Feb 19, 2019
Neutral ride. Or zero drop shoes
SteakAndEggs
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Feb 13, 2019
0 heel drop!!!
Thao
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Feb 9, 2019
I'm probably the minority here, but Adidas has been my go to brand now for trail runners. My terrex agravic has been solid for runs and treks. The boost on trail shoes is legit. Also, they actually have solid colors for their shoes, not just rainbows. How about a drop for Adidas terrex skychaser? I've been checking out those shoes for a minute.
Jeffaa
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Feb 2, 2019
Altra trail runners! Timp 1.5's! Good cushion, zero drop, foot shape, light weight! 
M_1111
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Jan 31, 2019
Black /Brown Leather Uppers, Waterproof/Gore-Tex, Minimum 400 gms Insulation ( Thinsulate, Prima-Loft or Aerogel ) 6" or 8" Hiking Boots with the new Vibram Arctic Ice Grip, Slip-Resistant soft-toe , heavy-duty Hiking Boots.
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Cpityer
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Jan 28, 2019
Trail runners like altra, saloman!
Quoddy
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Jan 18, 2019
Lightweight, under 10.5 oz. Preferably a mild drop 4mm to 8mm but will consider 0 drop. Wide toe box but normal heel and shank. 4mm to 6 mm lugs in a strong material since I usually blow them out by under 400 miles. Protective shank. NOT waterproof and able to drain. So far Altra Lone Peak 4.0 look the best choice.
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