This is proving to be a really popular boot both for staff and customers. It's robust but still light and just so versatile. Softer than your stiff full trekkers, more supportive than the minimalist light hikers. The more technical fit makes you feel nimble too.
La Sportiva Akasha trail running shoes feel great straight out of the box! The flex and structure built in is great. I found the sole to be more durable than most trail running shoes so it's great just as a general walking shoe as well - day hikes, walking into crags etc.
There's nothing worse than having nothing to put your back against after a long day hiking. It also doubles as a durable mat cover making it really versatile. Keep the mat inside when you pack it up makes for a easy set-up. Totally worth the little extra weight.