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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Top Pick Award 
Price $145.00 at REI
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$152.00 at Backcountry
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$129.95 at Amazon$112.46 at Backcountry
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Pros Supportive, waterproof, 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 Narrow and short toe box, non-flexible fabricMay 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 Very supportive and lightweight hiking shoe that could be suitable for multi-day hikes, if they fit your footUtilizing 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 Oboz Arete Low BDry - Women's Spire GTX Sawtooth II Low BDry Terrex Swift R2 GTX X Ultra 3 GTX
Comfort (25%)
6
9
9
6
7
Support (20%)
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9
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Traction (15%)
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Weight (15%)
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Water Resistance (15%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Oboz Arete Low... Spire GTX Sawtooth II Low BDry Terrex Swift R2 GTX X Ultra 3 GTX
Weight per Pair (Size 7) 1.49 lbs 1.61 lbs 1.83 lbs 1.36 lbs 1.50 lbs
Width Options Regular Regular Regular, Wide Regular Regular
Upper Mesh/thermoplastic polyurethane Abrasion-resistant mesh Leather & textile Synthetic mesh Synthetic mesh
Midsole Single-density EVA EVA Dual density EVA EVA Injected EVA
Lining BDry Gore-Tex Surround B-Dry Gore-Tex Gore-Tex
Sole Tempest rubber Vibram XS Trek Sawtooth Continental Traxion rubber ContaGrip rubber
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