Freedom. That's a big part of backpacking. Open the map and let your imagination plot a course. Tackle one more pass, explore another drainage—with the St. Elias you can dream a little bigger. Our lightest backpacking boot covers more ground, while maintaining the stability and comfort you need for an ambitious trip. GORE-TEX for waterproofing, a Vibram sole for grip, and an A.S.E.-tuned midsole that improves traction and feel—get free in a St. Elias.