OUTSIDE MAGAZINE BUYER'S GUIDE - A COMFORTABLE RIDE

June 2017
Crest Mid

The Best Summer Hiking Boots of 2017

We tested dozens of boots last season. These 10 stood out for their versatility, durability, and comfort.

Best For: A comfortable ride.

The Test: Some boots are responsive but too soft. Others are stiff but feel like bricks. The Crest is just right. “It’s not often that a boot ­immediately stands out on the trail,” said one tester. “But a perfect recipe of rebound and cushion in the midsole—sort of like a perfectly tuned mountain-bike sus­pension for your feet—was notice­able right off the bat.” That springiness sped up our gait considerably, which over the long haul can reduce wear and tear on knees and ankles, while the cushion kept us comfortable during long treks. The Crest also wins for dur­ability—after 100 miles, it didn’t look even a little beat-up. 

The Verdict: A Cadillac for the trail. 1.1 lbs

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