Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Neoshell Mid

Altra’s inaugural midcut fastpacking shoe weighs just .4 ounce more than the original lowcut version, yet the added ankle support was substantial on rocky, washed-out scrambles up and down Colorado’s Middle Boulder Creek. The waterproof, zero-drop shoe is great for ultralighters putting in big miles, thanks to a wide toebox (great for trail swell) and extra cushion in the maximalist outsole. $160; 1 lb. 8 oz. per pair