It’s easy with any of these kicks, all category toppers in our 2020 Footwear Awards. The shoes, sandals, and boots you’ll find here won’t fail you, no matter where your adventure leads. 

Matt Bean  – September 20, 2020 | Updated September 24, 2020

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We tested this footwear everywhere from the Oregon Coast to the mountains in Colorado to the high desert in California. Here are our top picks, representing our very favorite boots and shoes for everything from a week-long backpacking trip to an afternoon tidepooling at the beach.


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