Boot Review: L.L. Bean GTX Leather Cresta Hikers

They're not fancy, but they do the job.

Nothing fancy about these proven classics--just great fit, durable construction, and an affordable price tag. We love the dead-on sizing (thanks to three widths), and the right amount of toe room for long trips. The fit, waterproofing, and sturdy sole earned the Crestas top honors in our all-purpose boot test. Our only wish is for a little more underfoot cushion and a rand to protect the smooth leather.

Price: $169