This is what you get when two outdoor brands team up to make a line of shoes for the modern adventure woman. From bushwhacking through the woods on steep, rugged terrain to walking all day on gravel or pavement, the Teva Ahnu Montara II WP provided me with great support, stability and comfort. The low-profile design was agile and lightweight (11.8 ounces in size 7), and the waterproof upper, moisture-wicking lining and antimicrobial technology helped keep the shoes dry and odor-free. Bonus: The Montara II comes in four spunky colors, including Mission Fig (pictured). The shoes run narrow, though, so consider going up a half-size if you have a wide foot. $135; teva.com

Shalini Kovach is a regular contributor to Terrain Magazine.