Patagonia Finn

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refers to the men's version

This sturdy, lightweight hiking and approach shoe has a durable, breathable mesh upper and a Vibram EcoStep (30 percent recycled rubber) outsole with edging and smearing zones. A reinforced climbing rubber toe and an external counter allow for better purchase in crevices. The EVA foam midsole has 15 percent recycled content and the 70 percent recycled synthetic-cork footbed has a carbon component with antimicrobial qualities.

Specs

men's
Available in men’s and women’s sizes
Weight 26 ounces (737 g)

Reviews

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As an ultralight backpacker for the last five years,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: Combination of nylon, polyester, recycled rubber and shock absorbent foam.
Use: Lightweight backpacking on diverse, rocky terrain.
Break-in Period: Very short, maybe a day or two.
Weight: 26 oz
Price Paid: about $120 with 2nd day shipping.

As an ultralight backpacker for the last five years, I have found the Finn shoes to be probably the most comfortable pair of shoes I've ever hiked in. I wear a size 15, and Patagonia was among the very few manufacturers that supplied anything in a size 15 that met my preferences for weight, breathability and flexibility without being ridiculously expensive.

I completed a twelve-hour and nearly twenty mile day hike to the summit of Long's Peak in the Rocky Mountains wearing the Finn shoes and had nothing but sure-footedness between me and the boulder field. That was in late July 2007, when the shoes were relatively new.

Over a year and probably 500 trail miles later (plus everyday use) they are still in good enough condition to use for backpacking here at home in the Appalachians.

As is typical of everything I have bought from Patagonia, the Finn shoes are a top-quality and ecologically sensitive product that has exceeded my very high expectations in every respect.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

As tough as an Irish warrior, yet designed for the eco-friendly, the Finn approach shoe from Patagonia guards your feet from rough terrain with a combination of durable, lined mesh uppers, reinforced rubber toes and air-cushion midsoles. While you get the grip you need with the Vibram EcoStep outsole, crafted from 30% recycled rubber, you get ample support from the steel shank and Bi-Fit dual-density insole board crafted from recycled plastics.

- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version

The Finn is a cornerstone of Patagonia's Footwear collection, and as a vegan style, this sturdy, lightweight hiking and approach shoe has a durable, breathable mesh upper and a Vibram Ecostepル outsole (30% recycled rubber) with edging and smearing zones. A reinforced rand and external counter ensure purchase while edging. The EVA foam midsole has 15% recycled content, and the synthetic-cork footbed (70% recycled) has a carbon component with antimicrobial qualities. The reinforced lining on the inside adds durability.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

MERRELL M FINN FORGE GREYA cornerstone of our Patagonia(R) Footwear collection, and one of our vegan styles, this sturdy, lightweight hiking and approach shoe has a durable, breathable mesh upper and a Vibram(R) Ecostep outsole (30% recycled rubber) with edging and smearing zones. A reinforced rand and external counter ensure purchase while edging. The EVA foam midsole has 15% recycled content, and the synthetic-cork footbed (70% recycled) has a carbon component with antimicrobial qualities. The reinforced lining on the inside adds durability. SPECS* Air-cushion, compression-molded midsole made with an EVA center (15% recycled) that cradles the foot and provides cushioning * Bi-Fit dual-density insole board made from 100% recycled polyethylene/polyurethane provides support and stability und

- River Sports Outfitters refers to the men's version

A cornerstone of the new Patagonia?? Footwear collection, the sturdy, lightweight Finn Hiking Shoe has a durable, breathable mesh upper and a Vibram?? Ecostep; (30% recycled rubber) outsole with edging and smearing zones. Upper constructed from abrasion-resistant Perwanger leather. Midsoles are made from 15% recycled EVA content. Vibram rubber outsoles made from Ecostep compound (up to 30% recycled), with high abrasion resistance and traction in multiple terrains. Footbeds made from POLI-CORK; that contains 70% recycled Poliyou?? foam, containing active carbon with natural antimicrobial qualities. Approach styling with a reinforced climbing rubber toe and external heel counter to allow for better grip in crevices.

- EMS refers to the men's version

A cornerstone of our new Patagonia Footwear collection, this sturdy, lightweight hiking and approach shoe has a durable, breathable mesh upper and a Vibram Ecostep (30% recycled rubber) outsole with edging and smearing zones. A reinforced rand and external counter assure purchase while edging. The EVA foam midsole has 15% recycled content and the 70% recycled synthetic-cork footbed has a carbon component with antimicrobial qualities.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

Patagonia Finn

Discontinued

The Finn has been discontinued.

MSRP:
$100.00 (men's)

The Patagonia Finn is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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