3. Dynafit RC1
What happens when Dynafit teams up with legendary French carbon fiber boot maker Pierre Gignoux? A super specialized, 500-gram, handmade randonee racing boot that weighs in lighter than some running shoes. At more than $2,000, this is clearly a showpiece built for its prestige rather than its everyday practicality. Still, the innovative boot may someday trickle down its technology to consumer-level boots that are more firmly planted on the ground.