Anacapa Mid GTX: What its box might not tell you

Part of your being here is to know the essentials about the Anacapa Mid GTX. While we got all the necessary details about the said boot, we find it only fitting to give more; hence, the following:

  • The Anacapa Mid GTX is engineered with SwallowTail—a proprietary heel technology that makes landings safer and transitions smoother.
  • Bigger, more aggressive strides are encouraged in the Anacapa Mid GTX, thanks to the boot’s late-stage Meta-Rocker.
  • Unlike most hiking boots, the featured hiker has a gusseted tongue, which allows wearers to go in deeper waters (up to 3 inches) without resulting in drenched feet.
  • This boot has a low-top sibling in the Anacapa Low GTX.

Alternatives to the Anacapa Mid GTX

Challenger Mid GTX

Lighter than the Anacapa Mid GTX by about 80 grams per pair, the Challenger Mid GTX delivers the same fluidity underfoot as the featured boot. While it sports the same dipped heel, it lacks that plush rearfoot padding of the Anacapa Mid GTX. Still, as a cheaper pair, the Challenger Mid GTX is a competent second-pick.

TenNine Hike GTX

Do you want something more outrageous around the heel? Well, the TenNine Hike GTX must be what you are looking for. It boasts high shock absorption and provides even more cushioning underfoot, particularly around the midfoot. Its greatness, however, comes at a cost (about $250 MSRP).


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