While extreme hiking and mountain trekking often require heftier footwear, wearing a 2-pound knee-high boot on each foot might be a little excessive when it comes to a casual day hike (unless, of course, your mission is to enhance your glutes in the slowest and most inconvenient way possible). The beauty of adidas' Outdoor AX1 Leather Hiking Shoes is that they're perfectly designed for light trail hiking. Weighing in at a mere 11 ounces, each shoe features a sturdy, reinforced design to protect your heel and toes while the nubuck leather material provides optimal comfort. In layman's terms, with their lightweight yet supportive build, you'll be flying up (or down) the trail without sacrificing agility or (more importantly) foot protection. After all, we can't stress enough how important it is to always wear protection.