There are many things you can do in the mountain, including trail running, hiking, mountain bike riding or just playing in the snow. Whatever you are deciding to do in the mountains, you may want to find the proper shoes. There are some important factors you should consider when choosing a shoe for the mountains. The shoe should be breathable, lightweight and have have great traction. Here are the top 5 shoes for women traveling to the mountains for different occasions.
Mountain Shoe for Running and Hiking
The Columbia Switchback MID Trail running shoe for women will give you lots of support and comfort while you are running or hiking in the mountains. The shoe features an Omni-Grip out sole that give you great traction when you are climbing over rocks and going through the streams. The shoe has a synthetic upper and a breathable mesh that help to wick away moisture from the skin to help regulate your body temperature. The shoe also features an AgION anti-odor treatment to help keep your shoes smelling fresh. The mountain shoes for hiking is lightweight and weighs 12.5 ounces. You can purchase the shoe on Altrec.com for $84.95 in the colors of buffalo pom pom or cool grey citronelle.
Mountain Shoe for Trail Running
The Vasque Velocity VST GTX Trail running shoe for women is great for trail running as well as hiking. The shoe gives stability and support for running the trail in the mountain. The trail running shoe features a Vasque Spine Technology to help reduce impact while stabilizing your heel while you are running and will give you better control and comfort. The Vasque Velocity shoe for women is waterproof and has the Velocity VST’s Mako II out sole that gives great traction in any condition. The shoe also wicks moisture away from your skin to help control the wetness. You can purchase the Vasque Velocity VST GTX Trail running shoe on the Altrec.com website for $114.89 in the colors of andorra fossil or black plum moon.
Mountain Bike Riding Shoe
The Pearl Izumi X-Alp Drift Bike shoe for women is a great mountain bike shoe for women when you are heading to the mountains for a day of mountain biking. The shoe features the award-winning X-Alp bottom to produce the drift and a biking shoe that can be used in or out of the pedals. The shoe has stiff nylon plates to provide toe spring, flexibility and rigidity for pedaling. The mountain bike shoe is lightweight with soft EVA mid soles that are shock absorbing and will return energy and give you cushioning. They have a high breathable mesh, synthetic uppers, three rip-and-stick closure straps are angled 15 degrees to give a more anatomic curve to help secure and even tensioned fit. The rugged carbon rubber lugged out soles provide traction and a beveled heel will enhance your mobility. The shoe is available on the REI website for $100 and comes in the color of martini shadow gray.
Snow Shoe for Mountain Day Hiking
Tubbs Snowshoes are great for hiking in the mountains in the snow. The women’s FLEX NRG Snowshoe is great for day hiking in packed or powdered snow and in moderate to steep terrain. The FLEX NRG gives ergonomic comfort. The snow shoe features a patented Soft Strike zone that reduces foot slap noise and acts like the shock absorbing mid sole in the athletic shoe to absorb shock and coupled with a biochemically-designed FLEX Tail to help your joints. You will be secure in these women’s snowshoe with the set-and-forget 180FLEX binding and FLEX Series 3D-curved traction rails.
Snow Shoe for Everyday Mountain Living
The Columbia Women’s Winter Transit Clog Snow Shoe is great for everyday living in the mountains. The snow shoe has a full-grain waterproof leather upper with a moccasin-inspired whipstich detail. They are easy to slide on and slide off when you need to run outdoors. The foot bed is removable so you can air out and keep them odor free and the snow shoe has a Techlite molded mid sole that will provide lightweight cushioning and support. The snow shoe has a non-making Omni-Grip out sole for traction on slippery areas.