Hikers that like to move fast and lead the pack will appreciate the Alpina Speed 2. 0 Men's Hiking Shoe's light and fast design. Borrowing designs and materials from trail running shoes, the Speed has a breathable synthetic upper that is reinforced along the toe and heel for added protection from the rough terrain you're sure to encounter on the trail. An aggressive Vibram sole reduces your chances of taking a digger during slick creek crossings and steep descents. And if that wasn't enough to tickle your buying bone, Alpina threw in a quick and secure bungee drawcord closure and a moisture-wicking lining to keep sock sweat in check.