Columbia Frontier Peak GTX

A 3-season boot that features up to size 16 (men’s) and size 10 (women’s); Gore-Tex waterproof lining; stiff sole is good for general walking; reasonably aggressive lug pattern on sole; stiff toe box offers good protection. But upper is made of various layers of synthetics and suede and may not be as durable as leather; some boots have a smoother sole flex for more comfortable walking.

Verdict: Buy it if you want a low-priced waterproof boot with reasonable features for hill and valley walking.