The Vasque Men's Taku GTX Boot. Durable without being overbuilt. But wait - it's light, too? Yup, that's right. See, don't be fooled by the whole feather-light thing - The Taku GTX rides on a Vibram sole that doesn't scrimp on traction, yet is engineered with an athletic stance that's ounces lighter than a typical hiking sole.
DECENT FEATURES of the Vasque Men's Taku GTX Boot
Last: Arc Tempo
Upper: 2.0mm Waterproof Nubuck Leather, Airmesh, Molded Rubber Toe Bumper
Picked up these babies prior to a trek up Mt. Borah in Idaho. Not only did I not break them in, but the second time I laced them up was when we hit the trial. 3.5 miles and 5000 ft later I was at the top grinning like an idiot. The support was phenomenal and I was left with not one, but ZERO blisters! Vasque boots, I salute you!