Made in Portland, Oregon, using only American materials, this heavy-duty boot costs (and weighs) more than most in its category. But the Gore-Tex-lined, full-grain leather is hike-forever tough, and the Vibram Kletterlift sole can easily be replaced, thanks to the Norwegian welt construction. Supportive yet comfortable, it’s like stepping into a tank lined with velvet.
$310; 3 lbs. 14 oz.; danner.com