OUTSIDE MAGAZINE - BEST FOR LONG DAY HIKES
Best For: Long day hikes.
The Test: A workhorse build—tough synthetic leather with a reinforced rubber toe and heel guard—made this hiker punch above its weight. One tester described it as “a bigger, heavier backpacking boot hiding in a light hiker.” It was also nearly indestructible. We purposely dragged our feet across rocks and branches, but the Scapegoat came out with nary a scuff. Thankfully, it retained the playfulness of a mid-cut hiker, with plenty of spring and agility, making another tester want to put in more miles. “I swear I felt sad taking them off,” he said.
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