Part suede hiking shoe, part nimble trail runner, Vasque's hyper-comfortable Juxt quickly became our go-to option for light-duty day trips. The supple leather provides great durability, the densely woven laces deliver climbing-shoe-like control, and the water-resistant coating shrugged off downpours and shallow creek crossings without requiring a steamy waterproof liner. 13.3 oz; $90; vasque.com
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