HIKING

What About

Hiking is a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails or footpaths in the countryside. Walking for pleasure developed in Europe during the eighteenth century. Religious pilgrimages have existed much longer but they involve walking long distances for a spiritual purpose associated with specific religions.

“Hiking” is the preferred term in Canada and the United States; the term “walking” is used in these regions for shorter, particularly urban walks. In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the word “walking” describes all forms of walking, whether it is a walk in the park or backpacking in the Alps. The word hiking is also often used in the UK, along with rambling (a slightly old-fashioned term), hillwalking, and fell walking (a term mostly used for hillwalking in northern England). In New Zealand a long, vigorous walk or hike is called tramping. It is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking have health benefits.

Projects

AKU
LA VAL LITE GTX
Inspired by MICHELIN® WILD ROCK'R
AKU
LA VAL II PLUS
Inspired by MICHELIN® WILD ROCK'R
AKU
LA VAL LOW II GTX
Inspired by MICHELIN® WILD ROCK'R
DOLOMITE
STEINBOCK GTX 2.0
Inspired by MICHELIN® CICLOCROSS MUD
DOLOMITE
STEINBOCK WT GTX 2.0
Inspired by MICHELIN® CICLOCROSS MUD
DOLOMITE
STEINBOCK WT LOW GTX W'S 2.0
Inspired by MICHELIN® CICLOCROSS MUD
LAFUMA
APPENNINS WINTER
Inspired by MICHELIN® ALPIN
MAMMUT
SAENTIS PRO WP MEN
Inspired by MICHELIN® GET XCR
MAMMUT
FALERA II HIGH GTX WOMEN/MEN
Inspired by MICHELIN® NA00
MODEL

LA VAL LITE GTX

Extremely versatile, comfortable, lightweight and breathable model

Technology at your feet

The asymmetric construction of the outsole with exclusive AKU Elica Natural Stride System technology ensures excellent load distribution over the plantar surface and outstanding improvement of foot roll.

Use

For walking along valley bottoms or easy paths at mid mountain height

Safety first
  • The MICHELIN® tread, inspired by Mountain Bike tires, offers a great grip as well as comfort.
MODEL

LA VAL II PLUS

Extremely versatile and comfortable model

Technology at your feet

The lining is in Zero Impact® full grain leather from the Italian tannery DANI and is obtained through a chromium- and heavy metal-free tanning and retanning process. The external leather is DANI nubuck obtained with chrome-free process.

The asymmetric construction of the outsole with exclusive AKU Elica technology ensures excellent load distribution over the plantar surface and outstanding improvement of foot roll.

Safety first

The MICHELIN tread, inspired by Mountain Bike tires, offers a great grip as well as comfort.

Use

Extremely versatile and comfortable model for walking along valley bottoms or easy paths at mid mountain height.

MODEL

LA VAL LOW II GTX

Extremely versatile and comfortable model

Technology at your feet

The asymmetric construction of the outsole with exclusive AKU Elica Natural Stride System technology ensures excellent load distribution over the plantar surface and outstanding improvement of foot roll.

Safety first

The MICHELIN tread, inspired by Mountain Bike tires, offers a great grip as well as comfort.

Use

For walking along valley bottoms or easy paths at mid mountain height

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PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Extreme uneven terrain. Strong compound for stability. Good abrasion resistance.

Adaptability & Flexibility

Progressive traction

Optimal self-cleaning

Design

Asymmetrical design according to Aku Elica System

Adaptability

Deep grooves to increase adaptability on different terrains.

Traction

Smaller and aggressive sculpture under the big toe for progressive traction.

Stability

Aggressive shoulder sculptures for side traction and stability.

Resistance

Bridge reinforcement to increase stability and wear resistance.

Self-cleaning

High distance ratio to increase self-cleaning.

Adaptability

Deep grooves to increase adaptability on different terrains.

Design

Asymmetrical design according to Aku Elica System

Braking

Massive sculptures on heel for braking.

Inspired by

MICHELIN®
WILD ROCK’R

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MODEL

STEINBOCK GTX 2.0

Steinbock GTX 2.0 is made of thermoformed suede leather, which gives it a robust, sturdy structure.

Technology at your feet

The Gore-Tex® lining ensures waterproofing, breathability and medium thermal insulation. Comfort and breathability are essential when walking, and Dryfast arch-supports make that happen, with Space Shell tech- nology, which helps to keep air circulating and absorbs damp.

Use

Steinbock GTX 2.0 is the ideal shoe for all trekkers seeking performance together with a modern take on a traditional style.

Safety first

The rubber toe offers great protection, and helps maintain the shoe in great shape over time. The use of an elastic technical fabric for the tongue means it follows the form of the foot beautifully. The MICHELIN® sole, in in dual-density EVA with rubber tread, ensures impact absorption, traction and grip, on both wet and dry terrain.

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MODEL

STEINBOCK WT GTX 2.0

A high-performance, sure-footed shoe, thanks to the innovative Michelin® All Terrain soles, which offer excel- lent impact absorption, traction and grip.

Technology at your feet

Perspair® textile technology uses “superfibres” directly in the loom, meaning the upper can be produced as a single piece, with a range of functional features. The result is an ultra-light shoe that wraps around the foot.

Meanwhile, the Gore-Tex® lining ensures waterproofing and breathability.

A high-performance, sure-footed shoe, thanks to the innovative Michelin® soles, which offer excel- lent impact absorption, traction and grip.

Use

A light- weight, high-performance shoe, perfect for one-day excursions or mountain trail walking.

Safety first

Fresh, comfortable feet are essential on summer walks, and Climafresh arch-supports make that happen, with “Ice Capsule” technology, which helps dissipate heat and absorb damp.

Steinbock WT GTX 2.0 is the ideal shoe for trekkers who want to experience the lightness and agility of mountain life, without compromising on the essential characteristics of protection, support and stability.

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MODEL

STEINBOCK WT LOW GTX W's 2.0

Steinbock GTX 2.0 is made of thermoformed suede leather, which gives it a robust, sturdy structure.

Technology at your feet

The Gore-Tex® lining ensures waterproofing, breathability and medium thermal insulation. Comfort and breathability are essential when walking, and Dryfast arch-supports make that happen, with Space Shell tech- nology, which helps to keep air circulating and absorbs damp.

Use

Steinbock GTX 2.0 is the ideal shoe for all trekkers seeking performance together with a modern take on a traditional style. Dedicated to trekkers who want to feel even more agile.

Safety first

The rubber toe offers great protection, and helps maintain the shoe in great shape over time. The use of an elastic technical fabric for the tongue means it follows the form of the foot beautifully. The MICHELIN® sole, in in dual-density EVA with rubber tread, ensures impact absorption, traction and grip, on both wet and dry terrain.

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PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Excellent grip on dry and wet surfaces. Adaptability to the rock asperity. Durability.

Adherence

Stability

Multidirectional traction

Adherence

Siped sculptures for better adherence and adaptability

Traction

Multifaceted sculptures for better traction and wear resistance

Support

Shoulder tread design for lateral support

Resistance

Enhanced wear resistance at the base of the sculptures

Resistance

Massive heel sculptures for wear resistance

Texture

Lines texture inspired by Michelin tire’s look

Inspired by

MICHELIN®
CICLOCROSS MUD

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MODEL

APENNINS WINTER

Hiking shoes adapted to winter conditions. Optimum comfort and grip.

Technology at your feet

Our new winterised Apennins perfect for walking on snowy paths whether you’re on a ski holiday or just need additional grip and warmth in winter. The new Michelin winter sole is based on snow tyre design using a rubber compound for maximum grip on snow or ice. Extra thermal protection is provided thanks to an additional insulating polyester layer recommended for use down to minus 10° celcius. To get a good grip when walking on snowy tracks and icy sidewalks you can’t beat the comfort and traction of the APPENINS WINTER M hiking shoe.

Safety first

Geared with an excellent MICHELIN® sole inspired by winter tyres it ensures optimum grip to avoid slipping. The split leather construction from this ankle boot for men provides it substantial flexibility while the insulating polyester layer keeps your feet pleasantly warm when the temperature gets as low as -10 °C. On the trails the waterproof and breathable Climactive® membrane keeps the damp out.

Use

Hikig, ski and trekking shoe.

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PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Extreme uneven terrain. Strong compound for stability. Good abrasion resistance.

Adherence

Traction

Durability

Durability

Wide contact surface for durability

Stability

Shoulder sculptures for stability

Traction

Inner sculptures for traction

Flexibility

Wide grooves for flexibility

Adherence

“Block sipings“ provide adherence on slippery surfaces

Durability

Wide contact surface for durability

Inspired by

MICHELIN®
ALPIN

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MODEL

SAENTIS PRO WP

The stylish winter sneaker.

Technology at your feet

Thanks to the direct interaction between the lacing and Basefit technology, this shoe provides excellent support and prevents blisters from forming. The MICHELIN® Compound ensures an excellent grip, while Dry Technology prevents moisture penetration. The winter sneaker comes with a soft shell upper material with a sock-like fit for increased comfort and a distinctive look.

Safety first
  • Soft Shell: Soft, breathable, water-repellent synthetic fabric
  • Winter-specific rubber mix for optimal grip in winter conditions
  • MICHELIN® Compound
Use

Winter sneaker

PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Extreme uneven terrain. Strong compound for stability. Good abrasion resistance.

Stability

Traction

Adaptability

Stability

Base reinforcement for added stability and wear resistance.

Adaptability

Hollow sculptures increase adaptability on uneven terrain.

Traction

Sculptures design for traction and lateral control.

Traction

Shoulder sculpture design for slope crossing traction.

Traction

Interlocked tread design for progressive traction.

Braking

Strong sculptures for braking.

Inspired by

MICHELIN®
JET XCR

MODEL

FALERA II HIGH

A warm shoe for winter

Technology at your feet

Absolute Aluminia technology keeps the cold out and ensures that feet remain dry and warm. The shoe’s knitted construction eliminates the need for seams. This not only reduces the weight, it also has an extremely positive effect on comfort. Its boot characteristics make the Falera High WP Women impressive across the board. Without annoying lacing, the boot offers super easy entry and is quick to put on and take off.

Safety first
  • Absolute Aluminia® Thermal Insulation
  • 3D Knitted Textile: Synthetic fabric produced using cutting-edge 3D knitting. Elastic, adapts to shape, excellent ventilation
  • MICHELIN® Compound
  • Winter-specific rubber mix for optimal grip in winter conditions
  • Protective rubber border
Use

A winter shoe that combines fashion and functionality.

PRODUCT

BENEFIT

Cold temperature resistance. Soft antislip rubber. Good abrasion resistance.

Stability

Traction

Adherence

Adaptability

Siped sculpture for better adherence and adaptability

Adherence

Micro-pumps absorb and evacuate water improving adherence

Traction

Progressive tread design offers an increasing heel-to-toe traction

Durability

Massive sculpture on heel area for increase durability

Inspired by

MICHELIN®
NA00

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