Evolv Cruzer Trail Shoe

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BEST FOR: Scrambling

The thin canvas upper on these 7.7-ounce approach shoes gives less lateral support than the others have, but it’s still plenty for long approaches to peaks in the wilderness. The sticky, climbing-shoe-like rubber outsole and tight-fitting toe box make the Cruzers techy enough to handle long, mellow scrambles and short pitches to the summit. Even better? The low-key styling won’t make you look like a rock jock when you head to the bar after a day of climbing or peak bagging.

Brand: Evolv $75
From Outside Magzine, September 2013 Get the Latest Issue