Garmont Momentum

An all-terrain boot that's supportive enough for big-load backpacking.
Momentum

Specs

Sole Construction proprietary construction
Membrane No membrane

 

Men's Sizes Start 8
Men's Sizes End 14
Men's Weight 2 lbs, 1 oz

[heavy-duty support]

If you need an ATV of a boot that’s supportive enough for big-load backpacking or mountaineering, the Croda (Syncro is the women’s) is your ride. “When I hiked the North Fork Quinault River Trail in Washington, the Croda bulldozed through river crossings, branches, mud, and snow,” says one tester. The cut is the highest in the test, and the midsole is rigid and thick. Break-in required. $215; 3 lbs. 3 oz.; 8-14; Syncro GTX: $235; 2 lbs. 9 oz. (7); 6-11; garmontusa.com

Fast-paced hikers requiring the agility and lightness of a running shoe but with the support and traction of a hiking boot.