Of the four times I’ve been hiking (all in Southern California, because it’s just kind of what you do), I obstinately wore tennis shoes. I was never one for the more utilitarian hiking boots. Bulky and uncomfortable, they seemed in direct opposition to the ease and familiarity of my favorite sneakers. Salewa might be changing my mind. The Salewa Mtn Trainer Lite GTX is an upgrade for anyone looking to get outdoors more. With comfort and protection at the forefront of design, the Trainer Lite GTX has many features that marry form and function. Take, for instance, the pairing of a Gore-Tex membrane against a softer suede insert. Or the shock-absorbing midsole and ankle cuff. These are trainers that won’t weigh you (or your wallet) down. Available now for $200 at Huckberry.