If you don't prefer the techy space-boot look, you'll appreciate the Merrell Men's Wilderness Backpacking Boots' sleek Italian style. Waterproof leather uppers and grippy Vibram Roccia soles protect your feet from the perils of planet Earth's backcountry surface by keeping them dry in wet weather and stable on slick, steep trail. Merrell gave the sturdy Wilderness Boot a dual density, microporous midsole for shock absorption and breathability. When your trek leads you to a low-angled ice field, take your strap-on crampons from your pack--the Wilderness boots are compatible. Merrell recommends wearing this boot with a midweight hiking sock or a liner/midweight sock combo.