Merrell Moab GTX XCR hiking shoes, not the mids but the low ankle versions and as usual, they are top notch hiking shoes for fast, light, day hikes. With light layers of Gortex, sturdy construction, tread that grips (made by Vibramand a strong foot support they have satisfied every trek. For backpacking and heavier loads, I recommend high top/mid top support backpacking boots that have much more support for the added wait but if you're looking for light, airy hikers that can take a beating and asks for me I recommend these. Water proof for the most part, I seal all my shoes with a water proof spray when I get them just for added water resistance. They stay light, protect your feet and make hiking a pleasure by minimizing foot fatigue. You can find these on sale on many sites, such as Amazon and Backcountry.com, links are to the left.