What type should you order for hiking...
What type should you order for hiking boots?
The ones pictured. The Automatic, will work just fine.
Wait, are the names of the pictures wrong? I thought "automatic" usually referred to step-in (i.e., with toe bail wire). The specs have it the way I would expect.
Maureen, for hiking boots you'll need the semi-automatic - there is a plastic strap in the front that will accept the front of the boot. Make sure your boots have a heel counter - a small, flat edge at the heel to accommodate the locking system at the back of the crampon. Otherwise, the crampons will not stay on well enough for snow/neve travel on horizontal surface, let alone on steep terrain