Lowa Ferrox GTX Mid

Best for Fast-Moving Hikes

Looking to move down the trail quickly? Weighing less than 1 pound, the ankle-high Ferrox moves nimbly, as we learned along the winding sandstone of Utah's Grand Staircase. But it doesn't skimp on support: A tough outsole provides traction; a synthetic upper battens down when you lace it to prevent an unexpected ankle roll. [$195; lowaboots.com]