Patagonia Bushland – Hiking Shoe: Reviews

The Bushland's understated good looks, combined with its snug fit and low-profile but seriously grippy Vibram outsole, made this our pick for days that had us pounding both dirt and concrete. Among the shoes featured here, only the Vasque beats this capable scrambler on steep mountain flanks. But unlike that shoe, this one doesn't scream "I'm wearing an approach shoe!" Plus, thanks to its more pliable rubber outsole, a deep and supportive heel cup, and a cushy synthetic-and-cork footbed, it's more comfortable and surefooted when the trail levels out again. 15 oz;

Bonus: A good portion of the shoe, including 70 percent of the footbed, 50 percent of the upper, and 30 percent of the outsole, is made from recycled materials.

Filed To: Summer Buyer's GuideMen'sHiking Shoes
Lead Photo: Shana Novak