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Editor’s picks: seven hiking and trail running shoes for all types of terrain

Whether you’re heading for snow, trail or bog, we’ve scouted out the footwear you need. This is one product you can forget about purchasing online – it’s best to try them on before you buy

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 February, 2016, 1:01pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 05 November, 2016, 3:21pm

Salomon X-Ultra 2 GTX

A great off-road choice for both hikers and trail runners, this sporty shoe (HK$1,550) includes handy pockets for laces to prevent trips. Find them at The Overlander, BaseCamp@Mongkok, Room 12-23, 12/F, Hollywood Plaza, 610 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, tel: 2117 1810

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Merrell All Out Blaze Sieve

If you’re heading into wet terrain such as creeks and rivers, this hiking sandal (HK$1,099) never gets waterlogged. A stretch collar makes them easy to slip on and off, too. Find them at Mirabell, Sheung Wan, 2/F, Mirabell Counter, Wing On Department Store, Sheung Wan, tel: 2543 1127

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Helly Hansen Women’s Kenosha HT

Available in black/pink and purple/yellow, this low-profile trail running shoe for women (HK$495) includes a Helly Tech waterproof membrane, and cushioning for comfort. Try them on at The Outdoor Shop, Shop LG48, Silvercord, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2730 9009

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The North Face Hedgefrog III

Another water shoe ideal for shorelines and creeks, the Hedgefrog III (HK$662) grips wet surfaces well and features a quick-pull lacing system. Sold by The North Face, Shop G24, Sogo, 555, Hennessy Road Causeway Bay, tel: 2831 3980

Mont-Bell Aspen

For those headed to snowy climes, these alpine boots (HK$1,230) for women are warm, with an Ice Gripper outsole for security in the snow. Locate them at The Overlander, Base Camp@Mongkok, Room 12-23, 12/F, Hollywood Plaza, 610 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, tel: 2117 1810

Scarpa Delta GTX Activ

Designed for all kinds of conditions and fully supporting your ankles, the Delta GTX Activ (HK$2,630) for men has a breathable Gore-Tex lining to keep feet dry. Find them at Well Mount, 1/F, Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, tel: 6484 7717

Salomon XA PRO MID GTX

These mid-height boots for women (HK$1,780) are all about grip, though are also breathable, waterproof and lightweight. Try them at Base Camp@Causeway Bay, 2-3/F Gold Swan Commercial Building, 438-444 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 3695 0871