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 new Jule is the women’s companion to the very successful men’s multisport shoe, the Juxt. With baseball stitching on the upper and an aggressive bottom package, the Jule provides excellent stability and grip on the trail.