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Price $199.95 at Amazon$170.00 at REI$190.00 at REI
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Pros Extremely durable, great traction, stable and supportiveExtremely comfortable, lightweight, supportiveExcellent comfort and traction, waterproofAggressive traction, great water resistance, versatileGreat traction, versatile enough for trail running, great waterproofing, affordable
Cons Narrow last, heavy, poor breathability in warm climatesNot as cushioned as previous Hoka models, some traction issuesExpensive, not the most durableQuicklace system not for everyone, average ankle protectionNot as durable
Bottom Line For traveling off the beaten path, through mud and snow or rough talus, this shoe rewards you with excellent stability and tractionIdeal for fastpacking missions with a great combination of comfort, support and performanceThis hiking shoe combines comfort with incredible on-trail performance better than any otherCharge down any and all trails in this aggressive hiker with a non-traditional lacing systemA high-end and highly capable waterproof hiking shoe, but with a budget-conscious price
Rating Categories Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX HOKA ONE ONE Toa Gore-Tex La Sportiva Spire GTX Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX The North Face Ultra 109 WP
Comfort (25%)
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9
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Weight (25%)
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Support (15%)
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Traction (15%)
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Water Resistance (5%)
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Durability (5%)
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Specs Garmont Dragontail... HOKA ONE ONE Toa... La Sportiva Spire... Salomon X Ultra 3... The North Face...
Weight of Size 11 Pair 2.78 lbs 2.03 lbs 2.06 lbs 1.93 lbs 2.04 lbs
Upper Water-repellent suede Synthetic Abrasion-resistant mesh Textile/synthetic leather Synthetic
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Waterproof Lining Gore-Tex Extended Comfort GTX lining Gore-Tex Surround Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane DryVent
Flood Level (inches) 3.5 in 5 in 4.75 in 4.5 in 4 in
Last Board/Shank PU EVA Molded EVA Advanced chassis and molded shank ESS shank
Midsole Dual-density micropourous rubber Rubberized 5mm Ortholite Insole, Compression Molded EVA, TPU inserts Injected EVA Single density EVA
Outsole Vibram Maton Vibram MegaGrip Vibram XS Trek with Impact Brake System Non-marking ContaGrip UltrATAC rubber
Warranty 2 years 45 day 1 year 2 years Limited lifetime
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