La Sportiva FC Eco 2.0 GTX - Hiking Shoes: Reviews

Burly Day Hiker

Whether for a dog walk or an eight-hour peak assault, testers came back to this shoe again and again—even if the forecast called for rain. The waterproof Gore-Tex lining in this nubuck hiker kept our feet dry but never steamy. Want something sturdier for multi-day excursions? Opt for the high-top version, the FC Eco 3.0 GTX ($160), which offers ankle support without clunkiness. Bummer: The slithery nylon laces didn't stay tied on long hikes. 14.4 oz; sportiva.com

 

 

 

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