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Pros Comfortable, stable, great traction, durableLightweight, versatile, great all-around performanceLightweight, comfortable, waterproof, clean styleComfortable, adjustable heel/ankle, great tractionComfortable for wide feet, rubber toe box is durable
Cons Upper absorbs water (but doesn't leak), a little heavyQuicklace system not our favorite, didn't feel great with a heavy pack onNot as supportive, runs longNot waterproof, runs wide, wild style may not be for everyoneLower cut can let water in, doesn't ventilate well
Bottom Line While slightly heavy for a hiking shoe, the Sawtooth II is great for pretty much every hiking adventureA lightweight pair for times when you want to move fast on the trailA hiking shoe for short hikes and when you want to be light on your feetA well-cushioned support system for your feet - a plush midsole and straps for micro-adjustmentsComfortable and waterproof, best for wide feet
Rating Categories Sawtooth II Low BDry X Ultra 3 GTX Aerios FL Sky Arkali Targhee III Low
Comfort (25%)
9
7
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7
Support (20%)
9
7
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6
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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7
Specs Sawtooth II Low BDry X Ultra 3 GTX Aerios FL Sky Arkali Targhee III Low
Weight per Pair (Size 7) 1.83 lbs 1.50 lbs 1.25 lbs 1.69 lbs 1.60 lbs
Width Options Regular, Wide Regular Regular Regular Regular
Upper Leather & textile Synthetic mesh Cordura mesh MATRYX Oiled nubuck leather
Midsole Dual density EVA Injected EVA EVA PROFLY Dual density EVA
Lining B-Dry Gore-Tex Gore-Tex None KEEN.Dry waterproof / breathable membrane
Sole Sawtooth ContaGrip rubber Vibram MegaGrip Vibram Megagrip Hi-traction with 5mm lugs KEEN all-terrain rubber
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