With a full line of hiking, trail running and travel footwear, Treksta offers a shoe for virtually every outdoor user. Snowgrrl was lucky to get a sneak preview of a Treksta hiking boot. The particular boot they sent is designed to be ideal for fall and winter’s changing and colder, even frosty, conditions.
Treksta sent me the Evolution Mid 161 GTX in a lovely pink/salmon and grayish tan combo. This mid-cut hiker is light with a durable and supportive synthetic buff upper. The Evolution also features mesh construction, and something called Independent Suspension Technology for on-trail stability. The hiking boot’s Hypergrip outsoles with IceLock provide superior traction, even on wet or icy surfaces. Add GORE-TEX® XCR to the mix and the result is a waterproof, breathable, supportive light hiking boot. NestFit construction provides a comfortable fit from the start to the end of a long day on the trail.
A note of caution, though: order a half size down from your normal size if you get these shoes! The foot bed and deep heel pocket that make up the “Nestfit” create about half a size of space inside the shoes. Normally, I wear a size 10, sometimes 10 1/2. I wish I had gotten these Trekstas in a 9 1/2! My feet were sliding around a little during my trial run. The Trekstas are now in corner of my closet with thick socks on top of them, to remind me to wear those particular socks when I get the shoes out again so that I won’t have any looseness.
The Evolution was tested out on a hike that started at Matthew Winters parking lot, over to Red Rocks Trail, and ending at the Morrison Slide trail. The hike group leader promised a 4 mile round trip hike. Our hike ended up being closer to 10 and we finished in the dark. . . . ah, but that’s a post for another day, perhaps (trusting your leader/when to go on your own?). Other than the slightly too big fit, the Treksta Evolution boot kept me comfortable throughout the very long hike. The trail was alternately rocky/dusty and muddy in places. During all ten miles, my feet felt supported, dry and comfortable.
Treksta’s Fall/Winter options all share the company’s signature NestFIT construction, a unique and dynamic system, which unites last, insole, midsole and outsole to cradle the feet and support them in a fully natural position. Treksta designed to ensure long-term comfort and prevent muscle fatigue. They actually scanned over 20,000 human feet to produce an anatomically correct fitting shoe, which also incorporates a slight ridge at the back of the toes for added support, leading to greater comfort and performance.
Snowgrrl recommends the Treksta Evolution Mid 161 for a comfortable grippy hiking boot. Just remember to size down!