Vasque Inhaler II GTX

Summer is the best. We all look forward to the hikes, beach trips, and long days it brings – but when it finally rolls around, the heat that comes with it can be stifling. That is, if you don’t have gear as light and airy as Vasque’s new Inhalter II GTX boot.

Billed as Vasque’s lightest and most breathable hiking boot to date, the Inhaler comes equipped with perforated toe and heal counters to keep you going through even the hottest hikes. The upper is constructed from a light mesh and leather that sit just in front of the Gore-Tex waterproof liner so you can still plod through puddles without a care in the world. Because no good boot comes without comfort and grip, Vasque included a dual density EVA midsole and a Vibram Megagrip outsole that’ll keep you going through the steepest of terrain. Break this one in before summer gets going for $160. [Purchase]