During an epic spring mud season in Alaska, one tester praised the waterproof Alamosa for its “sneaker-like feel and roomy toebox,” which accommodated swelling as he racked up big miles. Best for lighter (less than 30-pound) packs and groomed trails.
> Price $130
The Insight High sports a high-top ankle cuff for added support, protection, and just plain cool looks. The upper is premium nubuck leather, with action leather reinforcement on the toe. The shoe is all about performance and comfort with a high-friction co-molded C4/S1 outsole, the highest durability and best friction of any highest durability and best friction of any hiking shoe outsole on the market. We've added a compression-molded EVA midsole for extra cush without sacrificing performance.