While it didn't take long to convince us of this product's plush properties, we were initially skeptical of how it would perform across the other scoring metrics. To our pleasant surprise, it didn't disappoint. The Tor Summit Mid WP also performed above-average amongst lightweight hikers in stability, traction on wet and dry rocks, and water resistance. It was even one of the most lightweight pairs to "boot" (yep, we went there).
Providing tough competition within the lightweights were the Keen Targhee II Mid and Lowa Tiago GTX Mid. Neither match the Tor Summit in terms of comfort, but depending on your needs, one might suit you better. The KEEN model is very affordable and provides better traction overall on a variety of surfaces. The Tiago GTX Mid, with a higher collar, supplies more water protection and stability.
HOKA ONE ONE Tor Summit WP is the shoe version of this favorite boot and may be the perfect option for hikers looking for the same lightweight support without the ankle protection. For $160, the Tor Summit WP shoe weighs in at 1.78 lbs, compared to the boot's 2.19 lbs.