Material and Weight
Any hiking boots must have a high quality material that helps you to protect your feet against cold, heat, slips, possible sprains, etc. For this purpose, it is highly advisable that you make sure that the textures and the rest of the materials are resistant, durable and reinforced.
There is a relationship between the materials used in the manufacturing process of the hiking boot for ladies and its weight. Let’s see the differences which are as follows;
Leather Hiking Boots
The hiking boots made of leather are very comfortable and adaptable, but they are usually the heaviest, as well as the least breathable.
Hiking Boots Made of Synthetic Material
The hiking boots made of synthetic material are usually Kevlar, fiberglass, or carbon fiber, among others. They adapt to the foot, but they are usually of lower weight and much more breathable than those made with skin.
In the general terms, the hiking boots are usually to be heavier as per the level of demand of the route that you are going to carry out. This is because the hiking boots used for winter trekking in high mountains have heavier soles and membranes.
Flexibility and Toughness
With this we refer to the flexibility and hardness of the hiking boot in general and especially of the sole. Depending on the degree of hardness and flexibility, you will find different types of hiking boots.
They resemble sneakers and are the most comfortable ones for the reason that the boots flex completely. These are suitable only in low mountain terrain, fairly flat, and have almost no chance of accidents with little slope.
They are those that allow some flexion of the foot inside the boot. They are comfortable and are the most often used for non-winter hiking.
They are those that maintain the foot completely straight and do not allow any flexion.
Use with Crampons
If you are accustomed to winter times, you will know what the crampons are. But for those who are beginning in this world and you do not know what I am talking about, you should know that crampons are metallic devices that are used with snow or ice, and they become indispensable for the climbing of ice waterfalls.
There are boots that have grooves in heels and/or toes, which are indispensable for adapting semi-automatic or automatic crampons if you intend to travel through places with snow or ice. Also, in a semi rigid boot, you can attach a belt of the crampons.