Full review with links and 1200 mile update here: https://hikingguy.com/hiking-gear/best-hiking-shoe-la-sportiva-synthesis-review/
The La Sportiva Synthesis is not only the best hiking shoe of 2015, but the best I’ve owned. This hiking shoe is lightweight, rugged, and has a great trail feel. I use it for everything now. It’s my hiking boot, hiking shoe, and goto trail footwear. Here’s why it’s so great.