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Time-Tested Gear: Boots

BACKPACKER testers have endured numerous blisters over the years finding the best boots on the shelves.
november 2011 boots danner light 445x260Danner Light II (Courtesy Photo)


Teva Forge Pro (Courtesy Photo)
Veteran Pick
“In 1994, I switched from heavy-duty leather boots to low-cut, lightweight trail shoes for all of my mild-weather treks—even with big loads. They lack ankle protection and stiff support, of course, and I trashed a pair of shoes each season while guiding youth treks (not the
most eco-friendly choice), but my feet have been happier ever since. My current fave:
Teva Forge Pro.” $110; 1 lb. 15 oz. (men’s 11); teva.com—Dennis Lewon

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