The Pacific Mountain Women's Incline boot is perfect for light to moderate hiking & backpacking, as well as snowshoeing. The waterproof membrane keeps you dry and comfortable. Every time I get new shoes, I always treat them with CampDry as a backup. I've just had too many shoes leak from the heavy snow I hike in, and feel better knowing there's an extra waterproof layer on there.
If you use these in the rain, mud, or snow the heel cup stabilizer and molded rubber toe bumper will provide the protection you are looking for. No worries about accidentally kicking a rock or log, your toes will be kept safe.
The women's only comes in one color (turquoise/grey/black) sizes 6-10, and retails for $119.00.
The Women's Incline also features synthetic leather and a "zonal sandwich mesh" on the upper area for a superior fit. No matter how thick or thin your feet are, you will be able to tighten or loosen the shoes to perfection.
The top of the shoe sits just above the ankle, so if you feel like you need extra support, this shoe is sure to do the job. It's a very sturdy and heavy boot - however, not so heavy that it will slow you down on the trails.
I really like that the laces are secured by the rust-proof metal eyelets - no slippage of the laces, or material breaking off and losing your lace.
The tread on these shoes are pretty amazing. The tread is made of a "multi-grip rubber outsole", which is designed to really grip on every surface. However, if you plan on hiking in steep, icy terrain, you'll still need to pair these with microspikes.
I was surprised how warm these boots were. As long as you wear a moisture-wicking sock like Darn Tough or SmartWool, you feet will stay warm and dry.