BEST FOR: Casual trailwear and crosstown treks.
THE TEST: We came to think of the Kirkham as the all-wheel-drive wagon of the hiking world—it’s as much at home on pavement as it is on dirt. The full-grain leather and suede upper shrugged off scrapes with rocks and other debris on Northern California trails, and the lugged outsole provided solid traction on everything but wet rocks and loose scree. But what our testers really appreciated was how well it worked as their everyday walk-the-dog, kick-the-can, go-to-work shoe.
THE VERDICT: Good looking and sturdily constructed. The Kirkham is virtually indestructible but can also be a bit stuffy on hot days. 14.7 oz.