If we compare hiking boots and shoes, hiking shoes are lighter and more flexible, but they offer less support. If you are going to be sticking to well-defined trails and shorter hikes, not carrying a lot of weight in your backpack, the low hiking shoes will be a suitable option for you. Sports and active leisure equipment stores "Gandrs" offer a range of shoes that are generally composed of textile with leather, suede, or synthetic reinforcements that provide a support structure and add abrasion resistance. You will notice that some look a lot like trail running shoes, while others are similar to (or actually are) simply low-cut versions of more traditional hiking boots. The former tend to be lighter and more flexible, allowing you to move quickly, while the latter option is a bit sturdier.
We also recommend to consider the kind of weather you will be using the shoes in. If your use will be mostly in the summer, or primarily in dry, warm conditions, a well-ventilated, lightweight shoe with a lot of mesh in the upper part will allow your foot to breathe best. We also sell waterproof hiking shoes – they’re going to be more forgiving on rainy days and snowy or muddy conditions. These hiking shoes and boots have an integrated PU membrane and lining that keeps out moisture but still allows water vapor you generate to escape so your socks aren’t soaked with sweat. These shoes will usually include the same Gore-Tex technology you might find in your ski or rain jacket. "Gandrs" also offers lightweight and comfortable casual and leisure shoes.
Trekking, hiking, casual and leisure shoes for men, women and children – you'll find everything for active families in sports and leisure stores "Gandrs"!