We love lightweight shoes—unless we have sore feet at day’s end due to lack of support. The Breeze delivers better-than-expected support thanks to an EVA midsole that sits atop a curvy, hard-plastic plate. It rivals the arch support of an aftermarket insole and the stability of a mid-duty hiker. We wore it on hikes through the Adirondacks and found it plenty protective for rough terrain and supportive enough for loads up to 35 pounds.
The midsole combines stiffness with padding thanks to soft foam in the heel and stiffer foam throughout the rest of the shoe.
Though it has the support of a higher-cut boot, the Breeze’s low cut makes it agile enough for light scrambling.
No rubber toe rand: After 150 miles, the toe leather shows significant scuffing.