Ecco Dhaka Lo GTX     Photo: Photo by Inga Hendrickson

Ecco's Dhaka Lo GTX is a savvy traveler—classy enough for most hotels, weatherproof, instantly comfortable, and ready for anything on the road. The upper is thick, rugged yak leather (burlier than cow), and the aggressive sole gripped well on crumbly pyramid steps and rope bridges in Guatemala, though the interior absorbed a bit more tropical odor than we'd have liked. 19 oz; $200;

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