If you're taking off on longer backpacking trips and want a bit more support, take a close look at our Editors' Choice Award winner, The North Face Ultra 109 GTX, which provides more ankle stability. If you place low weight above all else, consider the Adidas Terrex Swift R GTX, the lightest model reviewed but less comfortable. However, if you're moving light and fast and don't want to miss out on comfort, this Top Pick for Speed might just be what you're looking for.
Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX, the mid-top version of one of our favorite hiking shoes. You can expect the same top-performing qualities of the shoe we tested, including its excellence in wet conditions, combined with a higher ankle rise for days when you need a little more support. If you find yourself intrigued by our review of the X Ultra 2 GTX but know you need a little more love around the ankles, look no further than the X Ultra Mid 2 GTX.