BEST FOR: Sneaker lovers; rocky, technical trails.
THE TEST: Evolved from Scarpa’s trail-running shoes, the Rapid LT is a light hiker with the soul of a sneaker and the performance chops of an approach shoe. We found this lightweight, low-cut jack-of-all-trades perfect for short hikes to the crags—a fold-down heel helps it pack small once it’s time to throw it in your bag. But you needn’t be an alpine climber to dig the Rapid LT; it was nimble (to-the-toe lacing makes for an ultrasecure fit) and protective enough to handle hiking and trail running on Hawaii’s broken-glass lava beds.
THE VERDICT: One of the most versatile shoes here. Fits narrow feet best. 10.9 oz.