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Pros Excellent comfort and traction, waterproofExtremely comfortable, lightweight, supportiveAggressive traction, great water resistance, versatileVery lightweight, waterproofGreat traction, versatile enough for trail running, great waterproofing, affordable
Cons Expensive, not the most durableNot as cushioned as previous Hoka models, some traction issuesQuicklace system not for everyone, average ankle protectionSoft soleNot as durable
Bottom Line This hiking shoe combines comfort with incredible on-trail performance better than any otherIdeal for fastpacking missions with a great combination of comfort, support and performanceCharge down any and all trails in this aggressive hiker with a non-traditional lacing systemSuperlight hiking shoes that offer excellent waterproofness and comfortA high-end and highly capable waterproof hiking shoe, but with a budget-conscious price
Rating Categories La Sportiva Spire GTX Toa Gore-Tex Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX Aerios FL GTX Ultra 109 WP
Comfort (25%)
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Weight (25%)
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Support (15%)
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Traction (15%)
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Versatility (10%)
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Water Resistance (5%)
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Durability (5%)
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Specs La Sportiva Spire... Toa Gore-Tex Salomon X Ultra 3... Aerios FL GTX Ultra 109 WP
Weight of Size 11 Pair 2.06 lbs 2.03 lbs 1.93 lbs 1.64 lbs 2.04 lbs
Upper Abrasion-resistant mesh Synthetic Textile/synthetic leather Cordura mesh Synthetic
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Waterproof Lining Gore-Tex Surround GTX lining Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane Gore-Tex DryVent
Flood Level (inches) 4.75 in 5 in 4.5 in 3.5 in 4 in
Last Board/Shank Molded EVA EVA Advanced chassis and molded shank TPU shank ESS shank
Midsole 5mm Ortholite Insole, Compression Molded EVA, TPU inserts Rubberized Injected EVA Compressed EVA Single density EVA
Outsole Vibram XS Trek with Impact Brake System Vibram MegaGrip Non-marking ContaGrip Vibram MegaGrip UltrATAC rubber
Warranty 1 year 45 day 2 years 60 day return Limited lifetime
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