Billy Brown

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Merrell Proterra Mid Sport Trail Shoe

Hikers accustomed to next to no padding will love the low-to-the-ground feel and flexible fabric upper of the Proterra.

Evolv Cruzer Trail Shoe

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.

Teva TevaSphere Trail Shoe

These 9.5-ounce Tevas feature a rounded heel that encourages hikers (or runners) to land midfoot, forcing a forward-leaning position.

Salomon Synapse Mid Trail Shoe

Salomon added two polyurethane strips to the outsole of these rockered, mesh-uppered kicks, so they’re not only surprisingly airy at 13.8 ounces, but also stiff and supportive enough to carry...

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