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Shoes



Fall Gear Guide 2013: Snowshoes

Stay afloat with these shoes.

Gear Review: Leatherman Hail + Style PS

A multi-purpose tool for making snowshoe binding adjustments.

Gear Review: Tubbs Xpedition Snowshoes

Easy to get into so you can focus on getting out.

Gear Review: Northern Lites Quicksilver Snowshoes

A simple, lightweight design with barely-there comfort.

Gear Review: Komperdell Alpinist Snowshoes

Snowshoes that stay a step above the snowy slush.

Gear Review: Faber Sommet Snowshoes

A snowshoe with extra grip to keep you stable on all slopes.

Gear Review: Atlas Fitness Snowshoes

A snowshoe to support you through ski-like snow terrain.

Gear Review: MSR Evo Ascent Snowshoes

Snowshoes built to tackle tough, backcountry terrain.

Pamper Your Feet

Boost comfort with these three sock, shoe, and insert options.

Gear Review: More Tester Picks Shoes

Perfect your stride with this myriad selection.

Gear Review: Mammut Mercury Advanced GTX Heavy Duty Boots

You'd never expect this model's protection by looking at it's ultralight weight.

Gear Review: Oboz Wind River II Heavy Duty Boots

Strengthen weak ankles with optimal support and comfort.

Gear Review: Lowa Camino GTX Flex Heavy Duty Boots

Pack on the pounds and strap on the Lowa Camino GTX Flex model: These tanks can take it.

Gear Review: Ecco BIOM Hike 1.1 Heavy Duty Boots

Podiatrist-designed Ecco BIOM Hike 1.1 saves the day for those with pronation tendencies.

Gear Review: Crispi Ascent Plus GTX Heavy Duty Boots

Feather-like ankle support and heel stability come with these Crispi Ascent Plus GTX heavy duties.

Gear Review: Salewa Hike Trainer GTX Mid Duty Boots

From scrambling to hiking, this killer deal provides ample protection.

Gear Review: Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX Mid Duty Boots

Bear those heavy-packed trips with stable strides by way of Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX support.

Gear Review: Patagonia Drifter A/C Mid Waterproof Mid Duty Boots

You'll never want to take off these comfortable Patagonias.

Gear Review: AKU Transalpina GTX Mid Duty Boots

Ditch the insoles with the built-in support of the mid duty AKU Transalpina.

Gear Review: Salewa Wildfire GTX Light Duty Boots

The support, flex, and grip of these Salewas will keep your stride solid.

Gear Review: Millet Rock Hopper Light Duty Boots

Scramble narrow edges without killing your feet: flat-footed stability for a killer price.

Gear Review: Asolo Reston/Athena Light Duty Boots

This Asolo model wins best light duty for its impressive stability.

Gear Review: Merrell Proterra/Vim Sport Light Duty Boots

Breezy shoes perfect for a heated hike where sandals just wont cut it.

Gear Review: Five Ten Aescent Light Duty Boots

These light duty kicks will bust you up scrambles with its impressive grips.

Gear Review: Salomon XT Wings 3 Trail Runners

Secure and light: This fantasy turns reality with the Salomon XT Wings 3 model.

Gear Review: Saucony Xodus 3.0 GTX Trail Runners

Fang-ridden soles keep runners on their feet in the muddiest terrain with this Saucony model.

Gear Review: Asics Gel-FujiTrainer 2 Trail Runners

Gel patch-induced comfort make Asics' lightweight model a tester favorite.

Gear Review: New Balance Minimus 1010 Trail Trail Runners

A barefoot profile and barefoot weight, yet cushioned for rocky trails.

Gear Review: Scarpa Spark GTX Trail Runners

Water-resistant and light, hit the trail with no rainy day excuses.

Gear Review: La Sportiva Ultra Raptor Trail Runners

These slip-resisting kicks allow for a bold increase of your trail-run stride.

Gear Review: Dynafit Feline Superlight

A lightweight trail runner that hits a sweet spot of precision, comfort, and protection.

Buyer's Guide: Trail Runners

An in-depth guide to the technology, top products, and latest skills, plus how to get in shape faster to see more trail.

Gear Guide 2012: Timberland Radler Trail Camp Moc Shoe

Fold these fleece-lined sneakers in half and store easily.

Gear Guide 2012: adidas Outdoor Terrex Fast R Shoe

The Terrex Fast R offers exceptional traction on all surfaces including ice, slush, mud, and scree.

Gear Guide 2012: Chaco Ponsul Bulloo Shoe

This shoe is ideal for river rats, but can handle any adventure with its gripping capabilities and overall protection.

Gear Guide 2012: Keen Alamosa Mid Shoe

This shoe offers a great fit and highly breathable mesh great for hot-weather hiking.

Gear Guide 2012: Teva Forge Pro Mid eVent Leather Shoe

All-leather, waterproof, and comfortable, these shoes offer a roomy fit that enhances its overall comfort.

Gear Guide 2012: Salewa Firetail Shoe

Take on any kind of terrain with this versatile shoe that offers comfort, traction and durability.

Gear Guide 2012: Vasque Velocity 2.0 Shoe

With cushion and rough-trail protection, these shoes can take on any terrain.

Gear Guide 2012: Montrail Rogue Fly Shoe

This shock absorbing shoe offers cushion and support.

Gear Guide 2012: La Sportiva Vertical K Shoe

Handle slick surfaces with these featherweight shoes.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2011: Snowshoes

The winter hiking season just got a whole lot longer with these multipurpose snowshoes.

Gear Review: Tubbs Flex ESC Snowshoes

Serious mountain performance at a sweet price.

Gear Review: Kahtoola RNR 22 Running Snowshoes

These snowshoes are great for running due to solid balance, traction, and flotation, and a light weight

Gear Review: Easton Artica Hike Snowshoes

Great snowshoes for beginners

Gear Review: L.L. Bean Summit Trekker Snowshoes

For hut trips and overnights, these snowshoes can carry a load

Gear Review: Crescent Moon Gold 10/Gold 13 Snowshoes

The Crescent snowshoe bindings expand and contract to fit virtually any boot type or size.

Gear Review: Atlas Aspect Snowshoes

From deep powder to hard, windpacked snow and ice, the Aspect handles it all.

Gear Review: Black Diamond Contact Crampons

Stainless steel crampons that bite into ice and repel slushy buildup.

Gear Review: L.L. Bean Boreal Sliding Snowshoes

Have a blast in rolling terrain with these snowshoe/ski hybrids.

Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Tubbs Xplore Snowshoe Kit

Anyone on your holiday lineup looking to launch into snowshoeing? Tubbs has packaged up three essentials into this smart, well-priced starter kit.

Gear Review: TSL Snowalker 15 Pack

A pack built to haul snowshoes.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2010: Snowshoes

Float better, move faster with these 7 choices.

Gear Review: Crescent Moon Kid's Snowshoes

Snowshoes built for little feet and short gaits.

Gear Review: Atlas 12 Series Snowshoes

Even on steep, deep, and technical inclines these shoes performed mightily.

Gear Review: Redfeather Conquest Snowshoes

$70 snowshoes that perform.

Gear Review: Louis Garneau UX Trek 824 Snowshoes

Snowshoes built for beginners

Gear Review: MSR Lightning Axis Snowshoes

Rely on the jagged steal crampons for grip and add-on tails for super float.

Gear Review: Atlas BC24 Snowshoes

Snowshoes that comfortably fit on the back of a pack.

Gear Review: Redfeather Vapor Snowshoes

Run, really run, in the snow with the help of these snowshoes.

Gear Review: Montrail Mountain Masochist Trail Shoe

This light, breathable and water resistant trail runner is great for technical terrain and many miles.

Hundred-Dollar Hikers

Can you really get high performance on a shoestring budget? Our testers found five pairs of light-duty synthetics that deliver huge returns.

Gear Review: Brooks Adrenaline ASR 5 Trail Runners

This dual-purpose runner works well on everything from roads to rough trail.

Gear Guide 2009: Heavy-Duty Boots

We tested 150 boots this year, tallying enough trail miles to hike from Acadia to Denali–and back. Why? To help you find the perfect outdoor footwear.

Gear Guide 2009: Light-Duty Boots

We tested 150 boots this year, tallying enough trail miles to hike from Acadia to Denali–and back. Why? To help you find the perfect outdoor footwear.

Gear Guide 2009: Mid-Duty Boots

We tested 150 boots this year, tallying enough trail miles to hike from Acadia to Denali–and back. Why? To help you find the perfect outdoor footwear.

Gear Guide 2009: Boots

We tested 150 boots this year, tallying enough trail miles to hike from Acadia to Denali–and back. Why? To help you find the perfect outdoor footwear.

April 2009 Table of Contents - GEAR GUIDE



Field Test: Global Apparel for Men

Get technical layers that work everywhere from hotel bars to high-mountain trails. Our testers vetted more than 50 products from the Alps to the Andes to bring you these top systems.

Field Test: Global Apparel for Women

The BACKPACKER ladies tested made-for-trail clothes that can double as street wear–wherever the streets may be.

Review: Ahnu Mirage

The stylish Ahnu Mirage is tough enough for the backcountry or streets.

Review: Montrail S'presso Running Shoe

Climbing, hiking or trail-running, this shoes' sticky soles won't let you down.

Vibram Expands Group of Trail Running Partners

Vibram continues to expand on its successful mission of reaching a younger, broader audience with work for innovators in the trail running field.

Keep Your Feet Dry With Gaiters

Choose the right type of gaiter for your trip.

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