b'HIKING SHOESGo the DistanceKicks to keep feet fresh no matter what your mileageBY BERNE BROUDY AND JAKOB SCHILLERSalewa MTN Trainer Lite Mid GTX $200Finally, a hiking boot that does it all. With true-to-size fit and a lightweight suede and mesh build that requires zero break-in, the MTN Trainer Lite Mid is at home onmellow hikes. At the same time, the supportive cuff and semi-stiff sole excel on steep, rocky climbs and descents, with an aggressively lugged outsole that grips everything from kitty-litter scree to wet boulders. A rubber rand around the base of the upper boosts durability, while the supportive, cushioned footbed reduces fatigue. Salewas trademark heel-pocket design locks you in to avoid blisters. Yes, theyre expensive, but the years of use youll get out of them makes the investment a smart one. 19.4 oz (mens) / 16.4 oz (womens, pictured)38OUTSIDEBUYERSGUIDE2020 | HIKE AND CAMPSBG20_HIKE_GOYHikers_rlsd_448817.indd 38 3/31/20 5:01 PM'