Vasque St. Elias GTX

Best for Big, Rugged Trips

A big, burly hiker for the modern age, the 1-pound, 8-ounce St. Elias is built for even the most intense hikes: up steep grades, over rocks, through streams. No break-in time is needed, and it keeps feet blister-free. Despite its build, it breathes extremely well. It's the single best boot we put to the trail. [$190;]