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Timberland Lite Trace Mid

Timberland Lite Trace Mid

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Timberland's Lite Trace Mid boot.

Vasque Taku GTX Boot

Vasque Taku GTX Boot

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Vasque Taku GTX boot.

Is it a bad idea to trek in plastic mountaineering boots?

I'm thinking of buying the Koflach Arctis Expe for trekking and general mountaineering (some technical sections) in the Garhwal Himalayas. But I saw some comments about these being tough to wear when trekking for long distances. Is there another boot I could use for these mixed activities? John New York, New York

Garmot Zenith Mid Boot

Garmot Zenith Mid Boot

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Garmont Zenith Mid boot.

Should I order a hiking boot from Europe?

I am trying to decide between the Asolo Superfly GTX (sold in Europe) and Asolo Spyre GV (sold in USA). Do you know much about these boots and have any recommendations? Any help would be appreciated. Do you know of any problems with ordering from Europe? Roy Mooresburg, TN

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