Thankfully, a little dirt will tone down these kicks to an acceptable level of garishness. And then you can tell your friends that the Fruity Pebbles-colored upper is reinforced with a nylon mesh that's tough as chain mail, and that the outsole might as well be indestructible. The armor and rigid support make the Nitrus a long-distance warrior that provided stable footing even on the craggiest of trails. Montrail nails the fit with a versatile last and the perfect amount of internal padding. 13 oz; montrail.comBonus: Yes, it also comes in a toned-down blue if you don't want to scare the animals.Bummer: The rigid sole is good for protection, but it saps speed. Choose this shoe for hard duty.
TOUGH, LIKE THE ROCKS YOU RUN ON