Men's Balance Hiker

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The Apex Balance Hiking Shoe is an active shoe, designed specifically to reduce fall risk – the first of its kind on the market. Science-based* design features, like a low profile heel that aids stability and posture, lugged soles to help reduce the risk of slipping, and a smooth, angled toe that helps avoid stumbling and tripping, combine to help you restore your independence and get you wherever you need to go.

The Apex ABS Hiker represents the next step in our revolutionary, scientific* approach to helping those at risk of falls live active, independent lifestyles. Based on the original Apex ABS, the ABS Hiker delivers all the same features but in a rugged, hiker style that is perfect for outdoor or casual wear. To help you reduce fall risk, the ABS Hiker contains a firm, adjustable heel counter to provide stability while being able to accommodate an AFO. In addition, a textured footbed provides proprioceptive sensory feedback, helping those with polyneuropathy get a better sense of how their feet are interacting with the ground. Finally, a hard rubber outsole boosts traction, ideal for spending time outdoors.

5/16” removable depth in two layers provides fitting flexibility and the ability to allow use of inserts or braces and AFOs.
Firm, adjustable heel counter provides added stability and accommodates AFOs.
Extended tongue opening allows for easy foot insertion and Brace/AFO compatibility.
Breathable exterior materials keep feet cool and dry.
Moisture-wicking and antimicrobial polyester mesh lining.
Textured footbed provides proprioceptive sensory feedback for polyneuropathy.
Responsive, supportive midsole.
Hard rubber outsole designed for added traction and to reduce slips.
Soft padded collars for all-day comfort
Fall Risk and Footwear*

There is a notable correlation between fall risk and footwear:

Inappropriate footwear has been identified as a contributor of up to 45% of falls.
A study of people who had suffered a fall-related hip fracture reported that 75% were wearing poor footwear at the time of injury.
Appropriate footwear has been identified as a preventative measure in reducing fall risk.
Footwear can improve balance.
A textured footbed provides proprioceptive sensory feedback for polyneuropathy.