walking my dog!

Well, mostly for long dog walks, but also for winter hikes on the Sunapee greenway, Cardigan, some spring hikes in Franconia area, probably some slackcountry snowboarding too. My damaged feet need the protection these days. I have, in the past used Koflach Degres but they weigh 3lbs a piece. When the snow goes i will switch back to stiffish approach shoes.

And yes, fit wins every time.

So what is the least worst boot that has a rigid sole to hike in? Looking for rigid or very close.

the Sportiva Makalu seems like a contender.

Thanks