Gear Guide 2009: Mid-Duty Boots

We tested 150 boots this year, tallying enough trail miles to hike from Acadia to Denali–and back. Why? To help you find the perfect outdoor footwear.

Light Duty | Mid Duty | Heavy Duty


Best Buy

La Sportiva FC 3.0

Killer Deal

Hi-Tec V-Lite Mach 2.0 eVent

Light and Luxe

Kayland Vertigo Light

Editors’ Choice Award

Kayland Zephyr

Editors’ Choice Award

New Balance 1500 Rainier

All-Purpose Comfort


Winter Bargain!

Kamik Northfield

Waterproof Steal

Merrell Chameleon Leather Mid WP

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