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$100, 14.2 oz, www.hellyhansen.com
With an aggressive tread that grips well on snow, mud and loose rocks and an upper encased in Helly-Hansen’s patented waterproof-breathable material called Helly Tech XP, these shoes excelled in foul and rugged conditions.
The laces hook into the side-foot ribbing for a secure fit and the gusseted tongue keeps out detritus. This shoe is best for high-volume, medium to wide feet.
TESTERMONIAL: “These shoes provided stability and security in all conditions, from wet and slippery to dry and sandy to steep and rocky.” —Jennifer Stevens, Boise, ID