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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
Price $59.99 at Backcountry
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$123.71 at Backcountry
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$133.31 at Amazon
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$84.83 at REI
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$170.00 at REI
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Pros Inexpensive, comfortable, good for a wide foot, simple designGood traction, very comfortable, ankle padding, waterproofVery water resistant, durable, incredibly lightweight, sleek designLightweight, comfortable, break in easily, supportiveComfortable, stable, incredibly well-padded, low weight
Cons Lacks breathability, lacks support underfootRuns big, excess padding in tongueProblematic fitMinimalist design could result in durability issues, fairly costlyLack breathability, large sole, short collar
Bottom Line These boots shine on short, moderate hikes with their stylish, classic looks and simple design.This best-in-its-class boot combines lightweight technology with all the versatility a modern boot should have.These boots are lightweight, sleek, and durable - designed for technical and varied terrain.The Breeze combines extreme lightweight comfort with top-notch performance.If comfort and cushion underfoot is your goal, these are the answer.
Rating Categories Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof... X Ultra Mid 3 GTX Alpenrose Ultra Mid GTX Breeze LT GTX Sky Toa
Comfort (25%)
7
9
5
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10
Support (20%)
5
8
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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 Newton Ridge Plus... X Ultra Mid 3 GTX Alpenrose Ultra... Breeze LT GTX Sky Toa
Boot Type Lightweight/Midweight hiker Midweight hiker Lightweight/Midweight hiker Lightweight hiker Lightweight hiker
Weight Per Pair (Size 7.5, in lbs) 1.75 lbs 1.83 lbs 1.47 lbs 1.38 lbs 1.64 lbs
Width Options Standard, Wide Regular Regular Regular Regular
Upper Leather, suede, mesh Suede leather, nylon Breathable mesh/ coated fabric Microfiber mesh Synthetic
Heel height (mm) 38 mm 32 mm 32 mm 29 mm 45 mm
Shaft height (mm) 114 mm 121 mm 127 mm 114 mm 102 mm
Midsole Techlite Dual-density EVA EVA Dual-density EVA Rangi
Sole Omni-Grip Contagrip rubber Michelin rubber Vibram MegaGrip Vibram MegaGrip
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