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Price $199.95 at Backcountry$142.50 at Backcountry
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$140.00 at REI
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$88.25 at Amazon
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Pros Comfortable, adjustable heel/ankle, great tractionSuperb traction, supportive, waterproof, relatively lightweightComfortable, stable, great traction, durableLightweight, comfortable, waterproof, clean styleComfortable, waterproof, excellent traction
Cons Not waterproof, runs wide, wild style may not be for everyoneMay be less durable, expensiveUpper absorbs water (but doesn't leak), a little heavyNot as supportive, runs longNeeds breaking in, runs short
Bottom Line A well-cushioned support system for your feet - a plush midsole and straps for micro-adjustmentsUtilizing all the latest and greatest technology, this hiking shoe performs well in every hiking metricWhile slightly heavy for a hiking shoe, the Sawtooth II is great for pretty much every hiking adventureA hiking shoe for short hikes and when you want to be light on your feetA solid performer in most of the metrics we test for, and it's one of the cheapest
Rating Categories Sky Arkali Spire GTX Sawtooth II Low BDry Aerios FL Moab 2 WP
Comfort (25%)  
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8
Support (20%)
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Traction (15%)
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Weight (15%)
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Water Resistance (15%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Sky Arkali Spire GTX Sawtooth II Low BDry Aerios FL Moab 2 WP
Weight per Pair (Size 7) 1.69 lbs 1.61 lbs 1.83 lbs 1.25 lbs 1.69 lbs
Width Options Regular Regular Regular, Wide Regular Regular, Wide
Upper MATRYX Abrasion-resistant mesh Leather & textile Cordura mesh Suede leather, mesh
Midsole PROFLY EVA Dual density EVA EVA EVA
Lining None Gore-Tex Surround B-Dry Gore-Tex Mesh
Sole Vibram Megagrip Hi-traction with 5mm lugs Vibram XS Trek Sawtooth Vibram MegaGrip Vibram TC5+
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