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Pros Good traction, very comfortable, ankle padding, waterproofComfortable, durable, very cushioned, stable, supportive, lightweightVery water resistant, durable, incredibly lightweight, sleek designColor options, PU monowrap frame construction, narrow and wide fit options, seamless Gore-Tex liningComfortable, lightweight, durable, inexpensive
Cons Runs big, excess padding in tongueExpensive, take some time to break in, can be warm on hot daysProblematic fitNo arch support, expensive, bulky, heavyLacks support of larger, heavier boots
Bottom Line This best-in-its-class boot combines lightweight technology with all the versatility a modern boot should haveDesigned for long-distance hikes with heavy loads, this model is designed to maximize support and comfortThese boots are lightweight, sleek, and durable - designed for technical and varied terrainClassic for a reason; an all-leather construction, strong support, waterproof, and sturdy designThe best iteration of this model yet
Rating Categories X Ultra Mid 3 GTX Kaha Gore-Tex Alpenrose Ultra Mid... Renegade GTX Mid Targhee III Mid
Comfort (25%)
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Traction (15%)
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Specs X Ultra Mid 3 GTX Kaha Gore-Tex Alpenrose Ultra... Renegade GTX Mid Targhee III Mid
Weight Per Pair (Size 7.5, in lbs) 1.83 lbs 1.91 lbs 1.47 lbs 2.19 lbs 1.80 lbs
Upper Suede leather, nylon Full-grain leather Breathable mesh/ coated fabric Nubuck leather Oiled nubuck leather
Width Options Regular Standard Regular Regular Regular
Heel height (mm) 32 mm 54 mm 32 mm 34 mm 35 mm
Shaft height (mm) 121 mm 140 mm 127 mm 140 mm 125 mm
Midsole Dual-density EVA EVA EVA DuraPU with MONOWRAP Frame Dual Density EVA
Sole Contagrip rubber Vibram MegaGrip Michelin rubber Vibram Evo rubber Rubber
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