The Timberland Company Men's Mountain Athletics All Mountain Inferno Low with Gore-Tex; Women's Mountain Athletics All Mountain Inferno Low with Gore-Tex

Boots with solid support and stability without being too heavy or clunky
Men's Mountain Athletics All Mountain Inferno Low with Gore-Tex; Women's Mountain Athletics All Mountain Inferno Low with Gore-Tex

Specs

Membrane Gore-Tex
Men's Sizes Start 7
Men's Sizes End 15

 

Women's Sizes Start 5
Women's Sizes End 11
Men's Weight 1 lbs, 0.7590000000000003 oz
Women's Weight 1 lbs, 0.5169999999999995 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.
High-performance, multi-sport designed for on trail/off trail all mountain use

Key features include:
- Highly breathable, waterproof Gore-Tex bootie construction
- Combination 70% recycled PET upper, 50% recycled PET lining and synthetic materials
- Speed 100% recycled PET oval laces with extended web anchor points for enhanced fit and security
- GreenRubber outsole made from 42% recycled tire crumb, designed for all-mountain use