Billy Brown

Teva TevaSphere Trail Shoe

These 9.5-ounce Tevas feature a rounded heel that encourages hikers (or runners) to land midfoot, forcing a forward-leaning position.

Evolv Cruzer Trail Shoe

The thin canvas upper on these 7.7-ounce approach shoes gives less lateral support than the others have, but it’s still plenty for long approaches to peaks in the wilderness.

Salomon Synapse Mid Trail Shoe

Salomon added two polyurethane strips to the outsole of these rockered, mesh-uppered kicks, so they’re not only surprisingly airy at 13.8 ounces, but also stiff and supportive enough to carry medium-...

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