Boot Review: Merrell Torque

If a short trip is your plan, grab these boots and go.

Cross a pair of high-top basketball shoes with a trail runner and you get...incredible comfort for dayhikes and lightpacking. During scrambles, runs, and overnights in southern Utah, these mid-height booties proved cool and breathable, with a springy, well-cushioned stride and decent edging, thanks to high, padded ankles, and narrowly trimmed soles. Best for medium to wide, high-volume feet.

Price: $90