Here are six boot picks that will make your outdoors excursion easier. They meet the criteria for good price, are comfortable to wear (use), are durable, have great utility, and are not overly weighty.

SALOMON XA PRO 3D MID (GTX/FORCES)

Here are six boot picks that will make your outdoors excursion easier

Overall the Salomon XA Pro Mid GTX is a great shoe for all kinds of active use who like to keep their feet dry and warm. Being as lightweight, comfy and supportive, it’s no wonder why it is such a popular shoe and variations of the design really have taken the market by storm. Good shoes are expensive and worth their weight in gold, but the price should also warrant more durability in this case. Overall a good pair of boots.

THE HOKA TOR ULTRA HI WP HIKING BOOT

Here are six boot picks that will make your outdoors excursion easier

They’ve mixed killer construction, great design and smart technology to give butt-kicking foot-wear. Right out of the box, I noticed how lightweight the Tor is for a hiking boot. They weigh in at 16.9 ounces.

A Green Beret's take on the Salomon XA Forces Mid-Boot

Read Next: A Green Beret's take on the Salomon XA Forces Mid-Boot

The $230.00 dollar price tag might make you think, “ouch” but don’t judge too quickly-this just might be the boot for you. Why? I believe you are going to get your money’s worth from Hoka-the maker of great footwear for ultramarathon runners and now this, the Tor Ultra Hi WP boot. You get solid construction around the whole thing, and this boot isn’t like anything you’ll test on the trail. It feels great without being overly soft. Take a few steps in it and you’ll be surprised.

I had never heard of yet alone tried on a pair of Hoka boots before this. A big thanks to Jen for letting us test this out! Hoka One One creates shoes that are noted for their light weight and plush cushioning.


Continue reading on Spotter Up

Photos courtesy of Spotter Up