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
Souped up D'aescent with a padded tongue and nubuck upper. Ultra light shoe with stirrup straps for extra support. Supportive EVA heel wedge for stability.