Gear Guide 2010: Boots & Footwear

Whether you need a trail runner or a burly mountaineering boot, here's the best of the year.



HEAVY DUTY


lightweight support

Kayland Contact Rev Hiking Boot

summer mountaineer

La Sportiva Karakorum Hiking Boot



MID DUTY

leather-lined luxury

Zamberlan 308 Trekker RR Hiking Boot

light and rugged

EDITORS' CHOICE 2010: Salomon Wings Sky GTX

kids' hiker

Hi-Tec Renegade Trail WP Jr. Kids' Hiking Boot

most versatile

SCARPA Bhutan GTX Hiking Boot

best all-around

EDITORS' CHOICE 2010: Zamberlan 760 Steep GT

fastpacker

Mammut Cirrus GTX Hiking Boot

best grip

Merrell Col Mid WP Hiking Boot

best value

L.L. Bean Trail Model Hiker II TEK2.5 Hiking Boot



LIGHT DUTY


wet-weather bargain

Columbia Pole Creek Omni-Tech Hiking Boot

speed hiker

KEEN Obsidian WP Trail Shoe

best scrambler

Five Ten Guide Tennie

coolest

Chaco Pro Sandals

best trail runner

La Sportiva Wildcat Trail Running Shoe



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