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 Gallatin, which was new for Fall 2010, features:
-waxed Nubuck and suede leather upper
-Oboz' BFit Deluxe footbed for added support and comfort
-non-marking, high friction carbon rubber outsole
Backpacker.com featured this shoe in a slide show review by Joe Flowers around the end of September, 2010.