Information about Spira Azimuth Low Hiking Shoes - Leather (For Men)
Closeouts. Spira’s Azimuth low-height hiking shoe is perfect for tackling the easy or difficult trails thanks to Spira’s signature WaveSpring technology, which reduces harsh impact by storing and disbursing energy with every step, and then providing a responsive, spring-loaded bounce back.
WaveSpring technology: three springs (one in the heel; two in the forefoot) in injection-TPU housing
Test results on WaveSpring confirm an 87-96% energy return as well as more than a 20% reduction in impact shock, reducing stress and fatigue
Dual rubber compound outsole with multi-directional lug
Reviewed by Mike in MD from MD on Monday, April 25, 2011
I took a risk with these shoes and brought them brand new to the Grand Canyon even though they were not broken in and they felt a bit tight around the tongue and ankle. Well after a pretty demanding 20 mile hike, with both steep up and down hills, my feet still felt great (Which is unusual for me). Now these are my first choice for any hike.
Reviewed by MikeinMD from MD on Friday, April 15, 2011
I really wanted to like these but for some reason they were really uncomfortable around the ankles. Although I don't really think so, this might have been eliminated with a good break in but I wasn't sure and didn't want buy them just to find out. They were sent back.
Reviewed by Creation Admirer from Weimar, CA on Monday, January 3, 2011
I bought this shoe for duel purposes: for lighter backpack trips and for everyday use during the winter rainy weather. It's stylish enough to wear around town but is very durable and comfortable as a hiking shoe.Length is perfect and the quality seems very nice. My only complaint is that it is a pretty narrow shoe, especially for my wider-than-normal foot. I am able to loosen the laces a bit though in the front and expect some stretching to occur after some wearing in.Overall, a very nice shoe at a very good price!
Best Uses: Mixed Terrain, Muddy Conditions, Rocky/Unstable Terrain
Describe Yourself: Gym Rat, Recreational Walker/Hiker
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Cushioning, Great Traction
Reviewed by harvedogg from albuquerque, nm on Saturday, December 4, 2010
Here's a good tip if you have these shoes: throw away the provided laces - they're rough textured and make it difficult/time consuming to lace up. replace with smooth textured ones (the 42" from rei work well) and you'll appreciate this excellent shoe even more.
Best Uses: All Weather Conditions, Everyday, Grass, Mixed Terrain, Paved Trails