Built to either hit the trail running or hiking, these shoes serve up support with just enough flexibility and cushioning. Solid traction on all surfaces—snow, rocks, loose dirt—joins bomber underfoot protection.
Swami gripe: The noticeable arch support is situated perfectly for some, but not all.
Swami like: Like the La Sportivas, the Nine Trails are partially built with environmentally-friendly materials.
From the Spring 2010 issue