Treksta Offers Vegan-Friendly and Animal Cruelty-Free Options Hiking Boot Models Align Lifestyle and Personal Commitment


Vancouver, BC (April 13, 2016) Award-winning outdoor footwear maker, Treksta, today released the details of several of its hiking shoe models that allow outdoor users to align their active lifestyles with their vegan and animal cruelty-free beliefs regarding product materials and manufacture.

Recognizing that many outdoor users have a difficult time matching their lifestyle choices with high performance product options, Treksta shared the details of two of its exceptional hiking boot models, which are both made from durable, non-leather synthetic materials, and animal-free adhesives and threads. 

According to Treksta’s Sales Director, Rob McCurdy, “Treksta prides itself on its boot components and manufacturing processes. We recognize that it’s often easy to find vegan-friendly options in footwear like running shoes where synthetic materials abound, but more difficult when it comes to hiking boots. Leather has been the go-to standard for a long time. As the first company to introduce an all-synthetic hiking boot over two and a half decades ago, Treksta continues to work hard so our boots can be worn by anyone. To that end, several of our models use a synthetic upper in place of leather, offering exceptional comfort, breathability, durability and support for hiking. Like all Treksta models, these hiking shoes, adds McCurdy, “feature our award-winning NestFIT™ system for unparalleled fit and comfort, and our function-specific HyperGrip® rubber outsoles for outstanding traction.”

Two highly rated models that exemplify Treksta’s approach include the Evolution Mid 161 GTX and the Cape Mid GTX.

Evolution Mid 161 GTX

This next generation of Treksta’s award-winning mid-cut hiker is light and fast with a durable and supportive synthetic faux hide and mesh construction upper, I.S.T. Technology for on-trail stability, and Hypergrip outsoles with IceLock™ for superior traction, even on wet or slick surfaces. Add GORE-TEX® XCR to the mix and the result is a waterproof, breathable light hiking boot with all the support a mid boot offers. NestFIT construction provides an ideal fit from the start to the end of a long day on the trail. MSRP: $190.00


Cape Mid GTX


A perfect everyday, cold weather boot or for snow-specific activities, Treksta’s Cape Mid GTX delivers fleece like warmth and dry all-day comfort. NestFIT Technology cradles the foot for a performance fit and the Hypergrip outsoles with IceLock provide exceptional traction on wet or icy surfaces. The GORE-TEX® XCR membrane keeps the feet warm and dry even on the coldest, snowiest days. MSRP: $160

Treksta’s vegan-friendly models, like every Treksta product, feature the company’s signature NestFIT construction, a unique and dynamic system, which unites last, insole, midsole and outsole to cradle the feet and support them in a fully natural position. For the wearer, NestFIT ensures long-term comfort and prevents muscle fatigue. Built from the scans of over 20,000 human feet, NestFIT produces an anatomically correct fitting shoe, which also incorporates a sulcus crest, a slight ridge at the back of the toes, which supports them in a fully natural position, leading to greater comfort and performance. For these models, Treksta uses its HyperGrip IceLock outsoles, which incorporate tiny glass particles in the thoughtfully placed lugs to increase surface area and enhance traction on wet and icy surfaces. Add in Gore-Tex XCR and the result is high performing all-conditions hiking boots that align with your values. 

About Treksta
Since 1988, Treksta has been developing innovative footwear solutions to make life more comfortable. To change conventional heavy and stiff hiking boots, Treksta was the first in the world to develop ‘light trekking boots,’ and for more than 25 years, Treksta has continued to be a world leader in outdoor footwear, having received a number of awards for its trail running and light weight hiking shoes. Treksta is constantly innovating and taking on new challenges, including its new foot-activated Hands Free shoes, and utilizing Gore-Tex Surround technology to increase breathability. Find out more and view the latest Treksta products at

For information, contact:

Peter Downing, 720.261.6766 or
Beth Cochran, 406.579.7909