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Price $152.00 at Backcountry
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Pros Superb traction, supportive, waterproof, relatively lightweightComfortable, stable, great traction, durableLightweight, comfortable, waterproof, clean styleGreat traction and stability, durable construction except for the lacesLightweight, versatile, great all-around performance
Cons May be less durable, expensiveUpper absorbs water (but doesn't leak), a little heavyNot as supportive, runs longDifficult to tighten the toe box due to the speed lace system, release button got jammed, a little stiffQuicklace system not our favorite, didn't feel great with a heavy pack on
Bottom Line Utilizing 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 feetLots of support with great traction, but speed laces are not the bestA lightweight pair for times when you want to move fast on the trail
Rating Categories Spire GTX Sawtooth II Low BDry Aerios FL Terrex Swift R2 GTX X Ultra 3 GTX
Comfort (25%)
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6
7
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 Spire GTX Sawtooth II Low BDry Aerios FL Terrex Swift R2 GTX X Ultra 3 GTX
Weight per Pair (Size 7) 1.61 lbs 1.83 lbs 1.25 lbs 1.36 lbs 1.50 lbs
Width Options Regular Regular, Wide Regular Regular Regular
Upper Abrasion-resistant mesh Leather & textile Cordura mesh Synthetic mesh Synthetic mesh
Midsole EVA Dual density EVA EVA EVA Injected EVA
Lining Gore-Tex Surround B-Dry Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Gore-Tex
Sole Vibram XS Trek Sawtooth Vibram MegaGrip Continental Traxion rubber ContaGrip rubber
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