La Sportiva Spire GTX
HOKA ONE ONE Toa Gore-Tex
Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX
Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite GTX
Arc'teryx Aerios FL GTX
Awards Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
Price $190.00 at Backcountry
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Pros Excellent comfort and traction, waterproofExtremely comfortable, lightweight, supportiveAggressive traction, great water resistance, versatileSupportive, great traction, lightweightVery lightweight, waterproof
Cons Expensive, not the most durableNot as cushioned as previous Hoka models, some traction issuesQuicklace system not for everyone, average ankle protectionStiff, lacing is hard to tightenSoft sole
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 systemThis is a supportive hiking shoe that is perfect for scrambling and peak baggingSuperlight hiking shoes that offer excellent waterproofness and comfort
Rating Categories La Sportiva Spire GTX Toa Gore-Tex Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX Mountain Trainer Lit... Aerios FL GTX
Comfort (25%)
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8
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... Mountain Trainer... Aerios FL GTX
Weight of Size 11 Pair 2.06 lbs 2.03 lbs 1.93 lbs 2.16 lbs 1.64 lbs
Upper Abrasion-resistant mesh Synthetic Textile/synthetic leather Synthetic Cordura mesh
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Waterproof Lining Gore-Tex Surround GTX lining Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Gore-Tex
Flood Level (inches) 4.75 in 5 in 4.5 in 3.5 in 3.5 in
Last Board/Shank Molded EVA EVA Advanced chassis and molded shank Nylon TPU shank
Midsole 5mm Ortholite Insole, Compression Molded EVA, TPU inserts Rubberized Injected EVA EVA Compressed EVA
Outsole Vibram XS Trek with Impact Brake System Vibram MegaGrip Non-marking ContaGrip Pomoca MTN trainer Lite Vibram MegaGrip
Warranty 1 year 45 day 2 years 2 year 60 day return
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