trail shoe / hiking boot hybrid?

10:15 a.m. on May 26, 2010 (EDT)
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I am wondering if any one knows of any good boot that feels more like a trail shoe. I like the feel of trail shoes better than boots, the problem is my ankles are weak so I need high top style support. I know that Salomon released the Wing Sky, but they are completely out of stock. I think something similar to that is what I am looking for. Just looking for some advice and help.

Thanks in advance,

Jeremy

9:44 p.m. on May 26, 2010 (EDT)
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The only one I have personally tried that would somewhat fit what your looking for is the HiTek Altitude IV. These are boots, not trail runners so maybe not what you want.

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I'm not saying they are really good boots, they held up okay for me, but they sure were comfy and soft inside while still offering support.

Problem for me was that they just did not hold up to rough use, but they were fairly comfortable straight out of the box.

Wish I could offer more.

6:09 a.m. on May 27, 2010 (EDT)
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Merrel has nice offerings and they hold up pretty well.

http://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/Gallery.mvc.aspx/M-F/Men/Footwear/Filters/Style/Boots?filterGalleries_Style=M-F-F-S-BO

Alot of their footwear has an "atheletic" feel compared to alot of boots out there. Hope this helps ya out, happy hiking.

12:43 p.m. on June 14, 2010 (EDT)
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I recently was looking at the Salomon Wings as well but ended up buying the Salomon Fastpacker 3D, they are a tad ligher than the wings and a very similar boot, I personally think they are more like a trail shoe than the Wings, you may want to give them a try.

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