Hands down, this is the best boot ever. This women-specific trekking boot has a narrower heel than men’s boots, making them more supportive. I have super-weak ankles, and not only do these boots give me the boost I need for rough terrain, but they also weigh less than three pounds, so I don’t feel weighed down. Perfect for midweight outings and backpacking adventures, the Albula GTX can conquer anything. With a Vibram sole, Nubuk leather uppers, and a climate-control system to keep feet cool and dry, I doubt they'll let you down. Available at Schnee’s. $280; lowaboots.com.