Why We Chose The Jack Wolfskin Force Striker: Lightweight, comfortable, excellent sole unit
This new release by Jack Wolfskin offers a nice cross between the lightweight, nimble feel of trail running shoes and the ankle support and protection of a walking boot. There are a bunch of useful features on show as well.
Who Is The Jack Wolfskin Force Striker For?
If you’ve got, say, a multi-day walk along a national trail planned, these would serve you well. Expect good comfort over long distances and just the right amount of protection without being too flimsy or too cumbersome.
Materials And Features
The upper features Jack Wolfskin’s proprietary Texapore waterproof membrane, a technology that is used right across their product line from shoes to jackets. It’s combined with a thin-ish but still fairly tough nylon upper which we found didn’t run too hot when hiking in warm early summer weather. There’s a hardwearing rubber rand at the base of the forefoot, a useful touch which not only provides decent protection for your feet on any rocky trails or scrambles but that should also contribute to the overall lifespan of the boots.
“The Jack Wolfskin Force Striker does everything you’d want from a boot designed for trail hiking through mountains.”
The lacing system does well to provide a good even wrap right around the foot, locking in the heel with a wrap-around cord. We haven’t had a problem with them yet, but we would say that the eyelets do look a little on the flimsy side.