Brand: Under Armour
Model: Infil Hike GTX
For testers who favor hiking in lighter trail shoes but could use some extra ankle support, the Under Armour Infil stood out as stiff and burly for its exceptionally light weight. They praised the full-length EVA midsole coupled with a TPU plate for extra backbone. “Even with a 40-pound pack on, I never felt unstable in any way,” said one tester after hiking in California’s Plumas National Forest. Water protection is the other big perk to these boots, which have a high-cut gusseted tongue and Gore-Tex upper. “Even when I was postholing in deep snow, my feet stayed dry the entire time,” says another tester. $220; 1 lb. 3 oz.