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Price $199.95 at Backcountry$152.00 at Backcountry
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Pros Comfortable, adjustable heel/ankle, great tractionSuperb traction, supportive, waterproof, relatively lightweightComfortable, stable, great traction, durableGreat traction and stability, durable construction except for the lacesLightweight, versatile, great all-around performance
Cons Not waterproof, runs wide, wild style may not be for everyoneMay be less durable, expensiveUpper absorbs water (but doesn't leak), a little heavyDifficult 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 A well-cushioned support system for your feet - a plush midsole and straps for micro-adjustmentsUtilizing 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 adventureLots 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 Sky Arkali Spire GTX Sawtooth II Low BDry Terrex Swift R2 GTX X Ultra 3 GTX
Comfort (25%)
10
9
9
6
7
Support (20%)
8
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7
Traction (15%)
7
9
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7
Weight (15%)
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Water Resistance (15%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Sky Arkali Spire GTX Sawtooth II Low BDry Terrex Swift R2 GTX X Ultra 3 GTX
Weight per Pair (Size 7) 1.69 lbs 1.61 lbs 1.83 lbs 1.36 lbs 1.50 lbs
Width Options Regular Regular Regular, Wide Regular Regular
Upper MATRYX Abrasion-resistant mesh Leather & textile Synthetic mesh Synthetic mesh
Midsole PROFLY EVA Dual density EVA EVA Injected EVA
Lining None Gore-Tex Surround B-Dry Gore-Tex Gore-Tex
Sole Vibram Megagrip Hi-traction with 5mm lugs Vibram XS Trek Sawtooth Continental Traxion rubber ContaGrip rubber
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