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Backpacker Magazine – Online Exclusive
A look back at the boots we've loved for years that's still at the top of its class.
Salomon Synapse Mid CS WP
This midcut, sneaker-like shoe stole the show (Editors’ Choice 2012) for fastpacking comfort and performance, and testers love this waterproof version even more. The well-cushioned EVA midsole and upper provide extra shock absorption and support for long runs, dayhikes, or fast-and-light backpacking. $160; 1 lb. 12 oz.; m’s 7-13, w’s 5-10; salomon.com