Gear Guide 2013: Boots & Trail Runners

Find the perfect kicks for going fast and far.

HEAVY DUTY

Best Ankle Support: Oboz Wind River II Heavy Duty Boots

Big-load Comfort: Lowa Camino GTX Flex Heavy Duty Boots

Pronator's Pick: Ecco BIOM Hike 1.1 Heavy Duty Boots

Nimble: Crispi Ascent Plus GTX Heavy Duty Boots

Ultralight: Mammut Mercury Advanced GTX



MID-DUTY


Best Protection: Salewa Hike Trainer GTX Mid Duty Boots

Best for Big Breaks: Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX Mid Duty Boots

All-day Comfort: Patagonia Drifter A/C Mid Waterproof Mid Duty Boots

Best Arch and Ankle Support: AKU Transalpina GTX Mid Duty Boots

Editors' Choice 2013: Zamberlan 230 SH Crosser Plus GTX RR



LIGHT DUTY


Most Versatile: Salewa Wildfire GTX Light Duty Boots

Toughest: Millet Rock Hopper Light Duty Boots

Best for Hot Hikes: Merrell Proterra/Vim Sport Light Duty Boots

Best for Scrambling: Five Ten Aescent Light Duty Boots

Editors' Choice 2013: Asolo Reston/Athena



TRAIL RUNNERS


Lightweight Protection: Salomon XT Wings 3 Trail Runners

Best Traction in Mud: Saucony Xodus 3.0 GTX Trail Runners

Light and Cushy: Asics Gel-FujiTrainer 2 Trail Runners

Ultralight Minimalist: New Balance Minimus 1010 Trail Trail Runners

Nimble & Waterproof: Scarpa Spark GTX Trail Runners

Grippy Mountain Runner: La Sportiva Ultra Raptor Trail Runners