If you are not needing sturdy ankle support, choosing shoes over boots maybe the right thing for you. Walking and trekking shoes are becoming more fit for purpose as the outdoor walking and trekking brands introduce technically excellent footwear with function and comfort as core qualities. There are some seriously feature packed shoes and sandals on these pages and all are recommended to you to help be comfortable in your outdoor adventures.
Glossary of some of the terms used in outdoor footwear, shoes and sandals.
Outer sole: the bottom-most part of the shoe. Often with a certain design grip or lugs dependent of intended use and activity.
Footbed: this is the inside sole of the shoe that your foot is resting on. Various linings and insoles are used depending on which activity your shoe or sandal is intended for. Some footbeds use memory foam inner for added comfort.
Midsole: The midsole is the inner part of the sole between the footbed and the outer sole. A variety of materials are used for the midsole to give optimum stiffness or flexibilty depending on the intended activity of the shoe.
Barefoot running shoe: A running shoe specially designed to wear for those who run with the barerfoot technique - a running technique in which the runner strikes with the ball of the foot rather than the heel and in which there is no rise in the heel of the shoe.