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Price $170.00 at REI
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Pros Lightweight, comfortable, waterproof, clean styleLightweight, waterproofLightweight, generous toe box, flexible upperLightweight, breathable, affordableGreat traction and stability, durable construction except for the laces
Cons Not as supportive, runs longLacks support, mediocre traction, lacks durability, limited to lighter trailsLacks support, not completely waterproof, medium tractionNot waterproof, lacks supportDifficult to tighten the toe box due to the speed lace system, release button got jammed, a little stiff
Bottom Line A hiking shoe for short hikes and when you want to be light on your feetLightweight and waterproof, this shoe can perform light-duty hikes and urban trekkingVery lightweight and comfortable, the Vaya is great for shorter hikes but lacks support for longer adventuresIf you are looking for a breathable and lightweight hiking shoe for mellow summer hiking, the MQM Flex is worth a lookLots of support with great traction, but speed laces are not the best
Rating Categories Aerios FL OUTline GTX Salomon Vaya Low GTX MQM Flex 2 Low Terrex Swift R2 GTX
Comfort (25%)
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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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Specs Aerios FL OUTline GTX Salomon Vaya Low GTX MQM Flex 2 Low Terrex Swift R2 GTX
Weight per Pair (Size 7) 1.25 lbs 1.19 lbs 1.22 lbs 1.22 lbs 1.36 lbs
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Upper Cordura mesh Waterproof textile SensiFlex Mesh/thermoplastic polyurethane Synthetic mesh
Midsole EVA Injected EVA EnergyCell EVA EVA
Lining Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Gore-Tex
Sole Vibram MegaGrip Non-marking Contragrip rubber Contragrip M Select Grip Continental Traxion rubber
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