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
Designed for adventure racers, triathletes, canyoneers and white water enthusiasts, the Water Tennie is a synthetic mesh shoe with excellent arch support, drainage holes, and a protective rubber toe cap. The midsole is a dual-density EVA for comfort, cush and durability. The quick-drying Neoprene upper has an inner gaiter, plus a quick-lace system with a secure lock and protective barrel trim.