These might not get you up an 8,000m peak, but they'll get you most other places.
These popular, versatile mountaineering boots are perfect for snow-covered ascents. They're actually quite comfortable as well, your feet will feel great and be dry and warm at the end of a long day of snow climbing and glacial travel. If winter/spring mountaineering on Colorado 14ers, PNW/Mexican/Ecuadorian volcanoes, or the Alps is on your to-do list, maybe give these a try.
The combination of a low drop, light weight, durable design and that 'mountain to town' looks means that they're on my feet quite a bit these days.
I put these shoes through their paces during a two week trip to Morocco -- sand, cities, mountains, and more. I've worn them for both short and long hikes, as well as around town. I'd consider these *pretty good* at most things -- a better casual shoe than shoes like the Salomon SpeedCross, and good for most hiking but not optimal for rockier, more technical terrain, or running.
I probably wouldn't recommend them for people with weak arches, as you might find the zero-drop/minimal design uncomfortable.
They're like sleeping bags for your feet.
Teva’s branched out from their traditional adventure-ready sandals in the last few years and they’ve really hit their stride if you ask us. One of our favorite new offerings is the Ember Moc, a tough yet comfortable slip-on that’s perfect for campsites and long flights and everything in between that calls for comfy dogs.
Like running on a cloud.
Honestly, it's not a *huge* change from the traditional Speedgoat, but you lose a few ounces and gain a bit of room in the toe box. Me, I prefer the lighter, more nimble feel of the Evo Speedgoat. I've put these through the ringer in a range of conditions. I've enjoy their performance and responsiveness from 4-mile fast tempo runs to 30-mile-long alpine runs. As with most shoes, you'll want to get a pair on your feet before buying -- I wear a 10.5 in the Hoka Torrent, but a 11 is more suitable for me in the Evo.
Ok, I'll be honest. I bought a pair for her, and then she bought a pair for me because they looked so comfy.
I wear these A LOT. Around the house, running errands, basically anything. They're warm, comfortable, and the rubber sole means you can wear them outside without ruining them.
One of the best 'all around' climbing shoes you can buy.
There are shoes that edge better, are better for cracks or have a more aggressive design. But the Mythos is tried and true, and is probably one of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. I'd recommend sizing down a half-size *from what you usually wear in climbing shoes*, as the leather will stretch and conform to your feet.
I've owned Chacos for years, but never have I gotten as many compliments as when I wear this exact sandal.
In the words of Bane: "No one cared until I put on the mask". In much the same way, I've owned Chacos for years without the notice of my peers. As soon as slid this sweet monocrome style onto my feet, I was getting compliments on the daily. No joke.