Ecco Biom Ultra Quest GTX

Best for Day Hiking

This waterproof 12-ounce boot was the most comfortable low hiker we wore on the trail, thanks to an ergonomic design that lets you maintain a more natural gait. And it's also versatile: light enough to serve as a trail runner, yet offering the traction and technical guts to deal with moderate hikes. [$180; us.shop.ecco.com]