Leather or a combination of leather or suede with a synthetic material. They are abrasion-resistant, soft and supple, and can usually be worn straight from the box without the need to wear them in.


Boot height is to above the ankle, reducing the chance of trail debris entering the boot. Higher cuffs offer better ankle support and are softened for comfort. If you expect to carry a heavy pack, higher ankles are better.


Most midsoles are EVA, a polymer designed

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