Marcus Woolf

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Adidas T 7 ATS - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Adidas T 7 ATS - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

FOR HIKES THAT TURN INTO RUNSSpeed freaks will love this runner/hiker hybrid, which Adidas dubs an adventure shoe—we just call it fast. A cushioned, flexy sole with running DNA is just the start...

New Balance 850 - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

New Balance 850 - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

*This shoe has been discontinued by New Balance and is no longer available. 1. The 850 simply fit and felt better than all the rest. Its deep heel pocket and snug waist created a tailored fit, and...

Lowa Jannu Lo - Light Hikers

Lowa Jannu Lo - Light Hikers: Reviews

Cross a Suburban with a BMW and you'd get the automotive version of Lowa's Jannu Lo: a smooth and fast ride anywhere. By combining a tough upper with a solid platform and then lining the inside with...

Raichle Storm - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Raichle Storm - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

GO ANYWHERE, FASTIf we entered a shoe in the Dakar Rally, the Storm would be the choice. It's tough, thanks to split-grain leather and plastic reinforcements on the upper. It's light (16 ounces per...

Adidas Terrex Low GTX - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Adidas Terrex Low GTX - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

TOUGHER THAN IT LOOKSThe waterproof Terrex may look like every brightly colored sneaker out there, but one of our testers proclaimed it "rugged as hell" during an off-trail scramble up Santa Fe's ski...

Scarpa Enigma XCR - Light Hikers

Scarpa Enigma XCR - Light Hikers: Reviews

When the going gets tough, the tough tighten up their Enigmas. Like an up-armored light hiker, the Enigma has the body of a sneaker and a Vibram sole shaped for cruising, but it plows through mixed...

Patagonia Drifter GTX - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Patagonia Drifter GTX - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

THE PERFECT TRAVEL HIKERWe didn't pick this shoe because it's good-looking enough to wear to dinner. We picked it because it performs just as well as the other light hikers we chose and you won't...

Patagonia Huckleberry - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Patagonia Huckleberry - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

GREEN KICKS WITH GUTSEco-friendly shoes used to be fine for backyard lounging, not the backcountry. With its new footwear, Patagonia makes it clear such restrictions no longer apply. Here's why....

Lowa AL-T Rex XCR - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Lowa AL-T Rex XCR - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

LIGHT BUT SUPPORTIVETake a closer look and you can see it: One solid, continuous piece of polyurethane forms the midsole and sidewall supports on the awkwardly named AL-T. Because fewer materials are...

Five Ten Prodigy - Light Hikers

Five Ten Prodigy - Light Hikers: Reviews

You wouldn't expect Guinness to make anything but stout, and you shouldn't expect Five Ten to make a shoe that can't climb. The Prodigy has obvious rock-shoe features: sticky Stealth C4 rubber on the...

Five Ten Camp Four - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Five Ten Camp Four - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

PROTECT YOUR JOINTSCan a low-cut hiker really deliver the ankle support of a high-top? Um, no. But the Camp Four comes darn close. The trick is accomplished with bands of thick PU molded to the rear...

Keen Voyager - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Keen Voyager - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

LIKES IT ROUGHThe Voyageur was one of several shoes that we sent to our most abusive tester. His take: They're "as tough as beef jerky." After several weeks of hiking, the upper's sturdy leather hide...