Salomon Elios XCR

This multi-activity shoe features a Gore-Tex XCR waterproof lining; lots of suede on the upper for durability; solid toe box provides good protection; very supportive heel; very aggressive sole lug pattern is ideal for mud. But you can feel stones through the sole, which lets this otherwise excellent shoe down.

Verdict: Buy it if you want a good shoe for travel, grass and mud rather than rocky paths.