Careful, here. Don’t be distracted by the subtle, classic Pendleton wool collar and tongue top. There’s serious tech at work in this boot with breathable Gore-Tex and the undeniable comfort of Ortholite footbeds. While Heston leans toward a fall look, full-grained waterproof leather knows no seasonal limitations. The bottom line: Active Junky testers fought off other shoe and boot activity-specific options as long as possible in Chile. Wrapped with SensorFlex mid- and outsole suspension and flex, the days and miles got easier from the very start.
Tester Quote: “This boot has a place at home and on the road. Wear it to look good in relaxed or even work settings. Keep the credible tech a secret as long as you can as most people won’t believe you anyway.”
Best For: Doubling up on light hiking and off-trail duties
Size: 7 - 12
Materials: Leather, Rubber, Wool