Model: Raith Mid eVent®
These low-cuts blend Lexus comfort, Viper sleekness, and Jeep performance. The broad, stable outsole has an aggressive tread pattern, which made me feel like I could walk over anything—so I did, from mud-slick roots to steep talus fields on Mt. Hood.
The cushy EVA midsole, combined with a polyurethane/EVA heel counter, gave me enough support, comfort, and impact resistance to carry up to 40 pounds all day over varied terrain. (Hikers with weak ankles will likely want a higher, more supportive boot.) A plastic exoskeleton and rubber toe bumper protect against rocks and stubbed toes.
Strong-ankled backpackers who want a light shoe for hiking and scrambling in rocky areas, where protection from impact is essential
> Dan Larsen
> Duration Aug. to Sept.
> Locales/conditions OR, WA; mud, rock, and rainforest
> “The forefoot is squarish and roomy, which fit my wide forefeet and long toes well, even when big miles in the Cascades caused swelling.”
The Raith Mid eVent® is a light hiker with some attitude. Its aggressive look and stance align perfectly with its performance strengths, which are fine tuned for aggressive action. The Raith Mid eVent® will take you on an adrenaline-filled hike through streams and up gnarly paths… and then straight to a cookout afterward where its subtle good looks will shine. So if you’re looking for a waterproof light hiker that can go beyond the trailhead, the Raith Mid eVent® is for you.
– Spider365 rubber outsole for supremely versatile traction
– nylon shank for stability
– eVent® waterproof breathable membrane keeps feet dry and comfortable
– PU coated leather and mesh upper
– compression molded EVA midsole
– encapsulated Shoc Pad in the heel for shock absorption
– Mush® Infused Insole provides signature Teva comfort
– full grain leather lining