The Hike/Run winner.
The perfect hybrid. On the running side, heel height is only 18mm (with an 8mm drop) for a close-to-ground feel. Webbing overlays cut weight. As a light hiker, it features an injected EVA foam midsole and a rock plate to protect feet when logging high mileage in variable terrain. Tester’s take: “Carry 40 pounds into camp, then knock off summit runs.” Swami gripe: You probably want to keep the running to a minimum. Swami like: Slanted heel lugs control descents. High Dynamic Rubber sticks footfalls. 10.2 oz; $125