The real value of a pair of hiking sneakers relies on three main factors: comfort, grip, durability and others. But aesthetics has grown into a key feature for mountain shoes as well, since it's increasingly hard to figure out where lifestyle begins and outdoor ends. So we’ve listed below a lineup of sneakers that fall within the very extensive definition of “outdoor”, ranging from purist-type brands such as Salomon to technical shoes with a lifestyle soul, just like the latest Nike ACG. models. The All Conditions Gear series includes some trail running beauties with waterproof upper, anti-abrasion reinforcements and a cushioned midsole that comes from Nike’s longtime expertise in performance footwear. The Nike ACG offering spans Air Nasu, Lahar, Wildhorse, Air Zoom Terra Kiger or Nike Pegasus Trail supplied with the unmatched functionality of a GORE-TEX® coating. Next thing, Hoka One One proves its hiking know-how by using a high-quality lugged outsole that provides a solid traction over the most uneven terrains. And yet, Salomon stands among the big names of this category thanks to all-around shoes that include easily adjustable styles such as the XT-4 and XT-6 Advanced, also featuring EVA midsoles with pronation control and a Contagrip outsole. Other standout models include the whole Vans MTE series, all-terrain sneakers from New Balance and some mountain-oriented Asics models.