Vasque Talus UltraDry Hiking Boots
Waterproof boots that don't need to be broken in? We're sold on the Vasque Talus UltraDry Hiking Boots (starting at $108). These shoes earned an 8/10 rating for portability, as they're "light for hiking boots (they only weigh 2 lbs., 2 oz.)," and a perfect 10 for durability: "The Vibram-made outsole is tough and gives great grip on the trail. The UltraDry membrane definitely kept me dry and seems like it will hold up to the elements for a long time. The entire boot seems made of great materials and will likely have a long lifespan."