Gear Review: Tough Boots

Heading into rough terrain? Our crew of Grand Canyon rangers and guides abused nine pairs of boots for four months. Only five survived.

[lightweight stability]

Salomon Quest 4D GTX Boot

[best protection]

LOWA Baffin Pro/Baffin Pro Lady Boot

[light and fast]

Lafuma XMotion Mid Leather Boot


KEEN Pyrenees Boot

[best protection]

Asolo TPS 520 GV Boot