Boot Review: 6 Fast-Track Shoes

Ready, set, go. You'll literally run down the trail with these featherweight kicks.

The field test criteria for these trail shoes includes:

>> Must have low-cut ankles

>>Must have nonwaterproof uppers

>>Must weigh 2 pounds 1 ounce or less

>>All are a men's size 9 (they are available in women's sizes)

>>The cost is $90 or less

Montrail Masai

Let others wilt in the heat; your feet are air-cooled by these ventilated runners.

Salomon XA Pro 2

One of the lightest shoes in the test scores big with trail runners.

Dunham Trail Mix

Even big guys with wide feet will feel agile with these supportive shoes.

Vasque Velocity

Pillows underfoot might be softer, but they won't last like these cushy shoes.

Tecnica Tricon

Ventilation and traction are a nice combo, but stability doesn't match the best.

Merrell Torque

Not a speed demon? These traditionalists are great for light hiking.