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Pros Inexpensive, comfortable, good for a wide foot, simple designGood traction, very comfortable, ankle padding, waterproofComfortable, durable, very cushioned, stable, supportive, lightweightVery water resistant, durable, incredibly lightweight, sleek designComfortable, lightweight, durable, inexpensive
Cons Lacks breathability, lacks support underfootRuns 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 These boots shine on short, moderate hikes with their stylish, classic looks and simple designThis 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 Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof... X Ultra Mid 3 GTX Kaha Gore-Tex Alpenrose Ultra Mid GTX Targhee III Mid
Comfort (25%)
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9
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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 Newton Ridge Plus... X Ultra Mid 3 GTX Kaha Gore-Tex Alpenrose Ultra... Targhee III Mid
Weight Per Pair (Size 7.5, in lbs) 1.75 lbs 1.83 lbs 1.91 lbs 1.47 lbs 1.80 lbs
Upper Leather, suede, mesh Suede leather, nylon Full-grain leather Breathable mesh/ coated fabric Oiled nubuck leather
Width Options Standard, Wide Regular Standard Regular Regular
Heel height (mm) 38 mm 32 mm 54 mm 32 mm 35 mm
Shaft height (mm) 114 mm 121 mm 140 mm 127 mm 125 mm
Midsole Techlite Dual-density EVA EVA EVA Dual Density EVA
Sole Omni-Grip Contagrip rubber Vibram MegaGrip Michelin rubber Rubber
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