From the long-time manufacturer of comfy work boots, the Timberland White Ledge Mid is a no-frills, all-leather hiking boot. Quite light for a full leather boot, it is the inexpensive footwear of choice for tradesmen and construction workers who work outdoors but don't require steel toes. The White Ledge is a great option for those who want a versatile boot for occasional hikes.
The thick ankle padding, both on the collar and upper tongue, is a defining feature of the White Ledge Mid. It compares most closely to the Hi-Tec Altitude V, which received higher scores in most of our metrics, and is similarly priced. The Keen Targhee II Mid is a better choice for a light hiking boot.