Revamped Treksta Kobra Shoes With BOA Lacing System
Once you go BOA, you’ll never go back. Well, you may wish you could never go back anyway, that you could wave a magic wand and all your shoes would have the BOA closure system like these Treksta Kobra shoes do. Nothing to tie, retie, and bend over to... Read more
Hi-tec Altitude Lite 1 Waterproof Hiking Boots
In the title I call these “boots,” but that word certainly doesn’t conjure up an accurate image of the lightweight Altitude Lite Waterproof footwear from Hi-Tec. These may be the lightest over-the-ankle shoes/boots I’ve ever strapped on for a hike: they weigh in at just a shade more than... Read more
Oboz Switchback Real Trail Hiking Shoes
A lot of the shoes we’ve tried labeled as “light hikers” and such are fine for a mellow walk in the woods, but they aren’t really built for tough trails. If you want some low-rise shoes that aren’t real heavy but can really hold up during steep hikes with... Read more
Ecco Ulterra Lo High-end Light Hikers
We’ve praised Ecco shoes many times on this gear site for their good craftsmanship and European looks. This Ulterra Lo model I’ve been wearing a lot the past few months is another winner. These shoes are comfortable and well-made, and unlike many “light hiking” or “fast hiking” shoes I’ve... Read more
Vasque Grand Traverse Shoes
Sometimes your vacation adventures include outdoor excursions like hiking and mountain biking, but if that’s not all you’re doing, you’d rather bring performance shoes that can perform a variety of tasks than those dedicated one-sport shoes. That’s where the Vasque Grand Traverse shoes come in. They’re solid enough in... Read more
Hi-Tec Altitude V Low Hiking Boot
I’m forever on a quest to find the perfect hiking boot for myself and everyone in my family. Trouble is, what’s best for one person can be another’s downfall (sometimes literally). Recently, I reviewed the Hi-Tec Altitude Pro, which found a happy home with my backpacking father. However, my 13-year-old... Read more
Lowa Tempest Vent Hiking Shoes for Women
Lowa’s Tempest Line has gone through tweaks and changes over the years, but those hiking shoes and boots are the popular bedrock of their product line. The Tempest Vent version for women is another great addition with some nice features. I recently wrote about the Lowa Ferrox fast hikers... Read more
Ahnu Sugarpine Waterproof Shoes
Tell me you haven’t had this scenario happen to you: You’re hiking along on a beautiful forest trail (or a cobblestone path, or grassy coastal bluffs), and you encounter a puddle. You don’t care if you get your shoes wet, but this puddle is pretty big, and you’d rather... Read more
Hi-Tec Altitude Pro Hiking Boot
We review quite a few Hi-Tec items, and time and again, I find them to be well made, practical, and affordable. Win, win, and win. The Hi-Tec Altitude Pro RGS hiking boot for men falls easily into this category, so I gave them the ultimate test: two days on... Read more
Lowa Ferrox GTX Lo Waterproof Hiking Shoes
For those of us who like to mix a little adventure into their travels but aren’t hard-core hikers, shoes like these Lowa Ferrox GTX ones are a great bet. Lightweight, supportive, and with a Gore-tex membrane, they can be used on muddy trails but still work for schlepping around... Read more