New Balance Winter 110 Trail Boots

From sneakers with built-in gaiters to burly boots with temperature-sensitive rubber, there have never been more options for cold-weather kicks. For aerobic snowshoeing, hiking, or trail running, you might not need any

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Like the Salomon Snowcross CS, the uninsulated Winter 110 is essentially a minimalist running shoe (9 ounces; 4-millimeter heel-to-toe drop) wrapped in a waterproof-breathable gaiter. The outsole lugs shed snow like a champ.

Got Gaiters? Our favorites are still Outdoor Research's light, packable, breathable Verglas ($54).

Brand: New Balance $125
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