Ankles prone to rolling? The Breeze's stable platform makes it incredibly supportive for a light hiker, yet it doesn't feel clunky. The mostly mesh upper breathes exceptionally well and dries quickly. The Breeze excelled on fast-and-light trips, like a jaunt up and down Vermont's Stowe Pinnacle. www.tecnicausa.com
Bonus: It's a shoe you'll want to wear all the time, whether hiking or hanging.Bummer: There's not enough cushion under the forefoot for longer distances or heavy loads.