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Pros Very comfortable, breathable, waterproof, supportiveGood traction, very comfortable, ankle padding, waterproofComfortable, durable, very cushioned, stable, supportive, lightweightVery water resistant, durable, incredibly lightweight, sleek designComfortable, lightweight, durable, inexpensive
Cons Heavy, expensiveRuns big, excess padding in tongueExpensive, take some time to break in, can be warm on hot daysProblematic fitLacks support of larger, heavier boots
Bottom Line The Breeze III will take you through almost any terrain while still providing support, comfort, and stabilityThis best-in-its-class boot combines lightweight technology with all the versatility a modern boot should haveDesigned for long-distance hikes with heavy loads, the Kaha is designed to maximize support and comfortThese boots are lightweight, sleek, and durable - designed for technical and varied terrainThe best iteration of this model yet
Rating Categories Breeze III GTX X Ultra Mid 3 GTX Kaha Gore-Tex Alpenrose Ultra Mid GTX Targhee III Mid
Comfort (25%)
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5
9
Support (20%)
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Weight (15%)
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Traction (15%)
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Water Resistance (15%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Breeze III GTX X Ultra Mid 3 GTX Kaha Gore-Tex Alpenrose Ultra... Targhee III Mid
Weight Per Pair (Size 7.5, in lbs) 2.20 lbs 1.83 lbs 1.91 lbs 1.47 lbs 1.80 lbs
Upper Waterproof nubuck leather, air mesh Suede leather, nylon Full-grain leather Breathable mesh/ coated fabric Oiled nubuck leather
Width Options Narrow, Regular, Wide Regular Standard Regular Regular
Heel height (mm) 36 mm 32 mm 54 mm 32 mm 35 mm
Shaft height (mm) 146 mm 121 mm 140 mm 127 mm 125 mm
Midsole TPU Shank, A.T.C. (All Terrain Compound) Midsole with EVA Cushioning Pods Dual-density EVA EVA EVA Dual Density EVA
Sole Vasque Exclusive Vibram Contact Grip with Megagrip Compound Contagrip rubber Vibram MegaGrip Michelin rubber Rubber
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