Gear Review: Asolo Reston/Athena Light Duty Boots

This Asolo model wins best light duty for its impressive stability.

[best all-around light duty]

One of the most stable light hikers we’ve ever tried, the Reston (and women’s Athena) has a midsole that wraps upward, partly around the sides of the foot, cradling it for lateral stability, and a very low profile that keeps a hiker’s center of gravity close to the ground. Our Editors’ Choice reviews start on page 23. $189; 2 lbs. 6 oz. (m’s 11); m’s 7-14, w’s 6-11;