Teva Riva Leather Mid eVent

Boots with solid support and stability without being too heavy or clunky
Riva Leather Mid eVent

Specs

Membrane eVent
Men's Sizes Start 7

 

Men's Sizes End 14
Men's Weight 1 lbs, 2.8000000000000007 oz

For big loads and steep, off-trail terrain, I want solid support and stability without excess weight. The Terek delivers, thanks to the midsole’s relatively light combination of molded EVA (for cushion) and full-length polyurethane shank (for rigidity). I sported these high-cuts all over the West, from light-load dayhikes in Yosemite to difficult treks, like a six-day bushwhack around Mt. Shasta with a 60-pound pack. The boots weren’t too heavy or clunky for the former, nor too light or flexy for the latter.

The eight-hook lace system and tongue hooks enhanced all-day comfort, as I could cinch the uppers snug without causing too much friction in any spot. The split-leather and Cordura upper and full rubber rand stood up to abrasion on Sierra granite, and the Gore-Tex liner kept my feet dry during a soggy-snow trek up Yosemite’s Cloud’s Rest. Bonus: Break-in time was negligible because of the excellent out-of-the-box fit (ideal for my wide feet). $260; 2 lbs. 10 oz. (w’s 8.5); m’s 7-14, w’s 5.5-10.5; lowaboots.com.
Riva Leather Mid eVent
The Riva Leather Mid eVent is a durable and supportive hiking boot that can handle any task. The Vibram outsole ensures that you’ll always have traction, while the full-grain leather upper and eVent waterproof membrane keep your feet dry and warm. So whether it’s a short day hike or a multiple day excursion up to the snow level, the Riva Leather Mid eVent will take good care of you.
•Full-Grain Leather Upper
•eVent Waterproof/Breathable Membrane
•Molded Sockliner with Enhanced Comfort Foam Technology
•Nylon Shank for Torsional Rigidity and Stability
•External Shoc Pad for Enhanced Shock Absorption
•Leather Lining
•Vibram Rubber Outsole with Aggressive Lug Design