Handmade in Italy, Zamberlan's Latemar NW Men's Backpacking Boot is so nice to look at that it's almost worth buying it just to put it on a shelf in your living room. If you did that, though, you'd be missing out on serious comfort and performance on the trail. The Latemar's designed for heavy duty backpacking, with a waxed Hydrobloc full grain leather upper that repels dirt and water, along with a soft calf leather lining that protects your foot and helps move moisture away from your skin. Its smooth, welted construction provides serious durability, and the ZBPK Performing Fit last fits your foot like a glove, so you can cover serious ground without blisters or unnecessary discomfort. Leather boots do take some time to conform to your feet, but once they do they'll feel like a million bucks, with the additional comfort and protection of a TPU insole and PU footbed to cushion your feet from the beating that rough ground can deliver. No matter how rocky and slick it gets, the multi directional self cleaning lugs of the Vibram NorTrak outsole will keep you locked in, so you can focus on the scenery without worrying that each step might send you on to your butt.