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Ask Me: What Boots Do You Suggest For Wet, Off-Trail Hiking?

Hi Michael, I’ve been reading your site for quite a while and appreciate your perspective. I’ve simultaneously been on an unsuccessful quest for the perfect backcountry shoes and finally thought to ask you for advice. I work as a backcountry … Continue reading ?

Can Booties Make A Better Hiking Boot?

Can separating a boot’s liner from its outer make it better? Upmarket Canadian brand Arc’Teryx just launched its first footwear range, distinguished by its use of interchangeable booties. This is what it’s like to wear them and what their designer has to say. Read more...

Walgreens continues pay hike freeze for senior U.S. executives

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will continue to freeze salary increases for senior U.S. executives as part of plans to cut costs by more than $1 billion over three years, the drugstore chain said on Wednesday. "We have been doing this since August... Show More Summary

ONE SHOE TO RULE THEM ALL

I never thought choosing a shoe for this hike would become such an anxiety inducing process. I’ve hiked in running shoes, trail runners, five finger vibrams, boots, barefoot, pretty much anything you can think of. When it comes to choosing what to wear for the Appalachian Trail though, I’m clueless. I feel very strongly about......

This remarkable new exoskeleton slips on like a boot and makes your walking more efficient

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The latest exoskeleton technology doesn't need an outside power source to boost your strength. It harnesses the power of your own muscles to put a spring in your step instead. And soon baby boomers could be using it to keep hiking and jogging just a few years longer.Read full article >>

Take a Hike With These Vegan Shoes

Springtime is calling for the outdoorsman in you. Get out before the heat sets in, and sport these high-terrain shoes and boots. The post Take a Hike With These Vegan Shoes appeared first on PETA.

Danner Adds the Mountain Pass Hybrid Hiker to its Stumptown Line

Danner expands its lifestyle collection with the new Mountain Pass hybrid-hiker, a hard-wearing boot imbued with the comfort of a sneaker. Building on the aesthetic of Danner’s signature Mountain Light hiking boot, the Mountain Pass… The post Danner Adds the Mountain Pass Hybrid Hiker to its Stumptown Line appeared first on Selectism.

These Glass Boots Let You Walk On Ice Without Slipping

Who knew Cinderella's glass slippers could have summited Everest? Even in the best winter boots money can buy, it's only a matter of time before you hit a slick patch of ice and fall. Because unless you're hiking in crampons, you're relying on plain old rubber treads. And as your bruised tailbone knows, rubber is more or less useless on ice. Read Full Story

Gear Review: Scarpa Zen Pro Mid GTX Boots

Hiking/Scrambling Boots Scarpa Zen Pro Mid GTX $199, 2 lb. 4 oz. (men’s Euro 42/US 9) Sizes: men’s Euro 40-47, 48, women’s 36-42 scarpa.com On an October hike and scramble up 9,860-foot McGown Peak in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains, involving about … Continue reading ?

Pro Tips For Buying the Right Boots

By Michael Lanza Boots are the most important piece of hiking or backpacking gear you will buy: You can live with a mediocre pack or a cheap tent (as many of us have), but poorly fitting boots are often a … Continue reading ?

Barackman and Bindernagel

This print from October of 1988 was found and cast by Dr. John Bindernagel and his wife, June in Strathcona Provincial Park near their home in British Columbia. It was left on a hiking trail, and indeed a hiker’s boot print can be seen in the cast itself.

8 things you need to know before launching a virtual reality brand experience

Guest: Tasked with creating a virtual reality brand experience for Merrell hiking boots, we decided to send potential consumers on a breathtaking, thrilling (and frankly, sometimes scary) hike in the Dolomites. Here's what we learned on the way.

Hiking Mt. Baden-Powell

2 months agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

The sky was a deep, cloudless blue. The only sounds came from the occasional wind through the sparse trees and the crunching of my boots on the trail. I had just climbed nearly 3,000 vertical feet to the summit of Mt. Baden-Powell (9,399?) — one of the highest mountains in the San Gabriel mountains. The […] The post Hiking Mt. Baden-Powell appeared first on SoCal Hiker.

Snowshoeing in Mount San Jacinto State Park

2 months agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Hiking in the snow? Many people hang up their boots during winter. But with a little equipment, you can hike even in deep snow. How? Snowshoeing! I was new to snowshoeing, and not really sure what it would be like. I’ve gone downhill skiing and snowboarding. Show More Summary

Keen Pyrenees Boots

2 months agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

For the past few years, I’ve been hiking and backpacking exclusively in New Balance trail runners — mostly dry day hikes and short 2-3 night backpacking trips. It’s worked well for me, but I have to admit that on some of the rough trails my feet feel pretty beat up at the end of the […] The post Keen Pyrenees Boots appeared first on SoCal Hiker.

Crunch Time

2 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

On this sunny, cold day in southwestern Ohio, my wife and I opted for a hike around a suburban lake. Due to recent snows and frigid nights, the trail was snow-packed, marked only by the boot prints of humans and the paw prints of their...Show More Summary

7 Great Ways To Store Boots

If I ever get around to creating our family crest, it will definitely involve a pair of boots. Between the three of us, we own 12 pairs of work, snow, and hiking boots— all of which are in heavy rotation— but we don't have a decent way to store them. Show More Summary

Merrell Thrills and Frightens People With a Crazy Oculus Rift Mountainside Hike

3 months agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

You know you've designed a good Oculus Rift virtual reality experience when people emerge from it squealing in delight and with their knees trembling. Hiking boot brand Merrell did one such activation at Sundance last month, partnering...Show More Summary

What's Better For Hiking? Boots vs Trail Runners vs Approach Shoes

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You want to wear hiking boots to go hiking, right? That may be conventional outdoors wisdom, but often, it's not the right answer. Let's examine the merits of each and try to help you find the right solution. Read more...

Modular Bakyak is a sled, kayak, sailboat and backpack in one

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Tucked away in one of the most distant corners of last week's Boot Düsseldorf show was one of the show's most interesting products: the ultra-versatile Klepper Backyak. As its name suggests, it's a kayak that can hike to water's edge on your back. Show More Summary

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