Gear Guide 2011: Boots

From fit to grip, this year's shoes do everything better.



Heavy Duty Boots


Bomber Protection: Kayland Vertigo Dual

Lightweight Comfort: La Sportiva Delta GTX

Big Load, Big Mountain: Mammut Mountain Cascade GTX

Mid Duty Boots

Editors' Choice 2011: TrekSta Evolution Mid GTX

Gear Review: SCARPA Terra GTX/Luna GTX

Fastpacker: Montrail Mountain Masochist MID GTX

For Women: Ahnu Montara

For Men: Garmont Zenith Hike GTX

Most Versatile: AKU Suiterra Suede GTX

Editors' Choice 2011: Salewa ALP Trainer Mid GTX

Classic Leather: Vasque Bitterroot GTX

Light Duty Boots/Trail Runners

Technical Trai Runner: La Sportiva Quantum

Minimalist Trail Runner: New Balance 101

Most Stable: Patagonia Scree Shield

Maximum Support: Merrel Refuge Core Mid Waterproof