The Danner Explorer 650 Boot ($190) is a workhorse of a hiking boot. It was originally inspired by the Danner light hiking boot, but it now comes with the latest performance features and tech. The upper is made out of durable full-grain leather and nylon that’s waterproof. While also featuring a Vibram midsole and a Vibram megagrip outsole. The midsole provides world class cushioning, and the outsole provides best-in-class traction regardless of the terrain. If you’re looking for a great pair of hiking boots these are the ticket.