Beartooth Boots

The Oboz Beartooth is a great blend of trail hiker and burly work boot. The rubber sole provides traction in a variety of conditions: on trails, through deadfall forests, and along wet creekbeds. Although they resemble a typical trail hiker, these moderate-duty boots do require a break-in period (the lacing system rubbed under my ankles until the boot was broken in properly). The BDry waterproofing kept my feet dry, and the BFit lacing system sucked my heel snug and prevented sliding on steep mountainsides. My main concern is that if I were to BLost in the Beartooth Mountains, the map on the bottom of the boot is—for some reason—of the Wind Rivers. Available at Schnee’s. $200; 

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