During an epic spring mud season in Alaska, one tester praised the waterproof Alamosa for its “sneaker-like feel and roomy toebox,” which accommodated swelling as he racked up big miles. Best for lighter (less than 30-pound) packs and groomed trails.
> Price $130
Decades of research in Yosemite's legendary Camp Four produced this rugged, light-weight hiker. It is light enough for everyday wear, but extremely rugged, and designed as an alternative to heavy, clumsy leather hiking boots. The Camp 4 features our new proprietary technology-- a molded PU external heel cage that adds rear-foot support and stability, allowing you to hump heavy loads for long distances.