About Spira Azimuth Low Hiking Shoes - Leather (For Women)
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 narrow footed hiker from ben lomond, ca on Sunday, October 24, 2010
I almost returned these because I wasn't crazy about how they looked. But I was leaving on a trip and needed some hiking shoes to take along, so I kept them. They were comfortable with no break in period (I have narrow feet and bought my usual size). The look of them grew on me and I'm glad I kept them.
Reviewed by Mtlioness from Missoula, Montana on Monday, September 20, 2010
As soon as I received the hiking shoes I took them out for their first hike. It was a fairly easy 4 mile mixed terrain hike.Level asphalt to dirt and rock mountain trail(steeper). At the end of the hike my feet felt great! No blisters, "hot spots" or foot fatigue. These shoes cushioned my feet when I hit the rocky parts of the trail and my calves actually felt energized.
The sizing was right on for me, 8.5 women's fit perfectly. The shoes tend to be narrow so those that have a wide foot may find these shoes to be "tight". The toe box is narrow.
Looking forward to many hikes with these shoes, my Keen's may have to take a "second seat"......!
Best Uses: Everyday, Mixed Terrain, Paved Trails
Cons: Not Water Resistant
Describe Yourself: Recreational Walker/Hiker
Pros: Comfortable, Good Arch Support, Good Cushioning, Lightweight