Seven hundred miles into my 2011 Appalachian Trail thru-hike, I met Scavenger. From Germany, Scavenger exuded the look of the classic European mountaineer with a wide-brimmed brown felt hat, heavy leather hiking boots and a backpack that towered over his head. Show More Summary
His journal and hiking boots are in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
What is the right footwear for spring conditions: winter hiking boots or trail runners? When can you switch between the two? There is a point where avoiding frostbite trumps lightweight footwear and wearing insulated boots still makes sense. Knowing when to choose between them requires understanding: where is the snow on your intended route? how …
Why good old leather shit kickers like the Oboz Wind River II BDry still matter
Great For: People looking for a honeymoon that feels like an adventure (without, you know, having to think of putting on a single hiking boot). Folks who want to get some serious home decorating shopping in. Couples who want to go to...Show More Summary
Under Armour’s new hiking boots are handsome enough to wear on level ground. But they’re not all bark. They’ve got a lightweight textile upper with a Gore-Tex membrane, a foam overlay for a snug fit, a foam insole, dual density EVA midsole, and a Michelin outsole.
If you prefer a hearty hike to a scenic drive, grab your mountain boots and head for Northern California for a new women's vacation experience organized by REI Adventures. The four-day tour — Yosemite Women's Backpacking, Half Dome — is designed for fit female backpackers looking for a challenging...
The Oboz Crest Low is burlier than most hiking boots at only half the size
In which the author decides the focus on lightweight gear doesn't extend to his feet.
Hobby drones are banned in most national parks. But Grand Canyon National Park made use of the unmanned areal surveillance tools in a search last week for Lou Ann Merrell, wife of the founder of the Merrell hiking boot company, and her...Show More Summary
Despite living in Southern California all of her life, Shanell Noji had never seen the Hollywood sign — up close. So on a gloriously clear Saturday, she slipped on her hiking boots and set out from her home in Orange on a photo-seeking mission. “Time to check it off the list,” Noji, 28, a physical...
The Arc'teryx Bora Mids are uniquely incredible boots, and with no tongue, they won't talk back.
Brand: FRONTEER Season: SS17 Key Pieces: The bright blue hiking boots will make you stand out on the trail. Editor’s Notes: FRONTEER’s latest drop includes sneakers, hiking boots and deconstructed packable nylon hats. The colorful collection is inspired by Yosemite National Park. From brown “Grizzly” hiker boots, to a “whitewater” cap, each colorway is a reference […]
This mountain elopement inspiration has us wanting to strap on our hiking boots and go on an adventure! Kathi & Chris Vanlight Photography captured this ethereal shoot among the natural rock formations and epic views of Eselsburger Tal, a gorgeous nature reserve in Germany. Show More Summary
Hiking Boots and Trail Shoes are becoming much lighter weight. There’s no doubt about it. We surveyed 440 backpackers to find out what their favorite hiking boots and trail shoes are it’s clear that the era of heavy leather hiking boots is on the wane. Perhaps ever more amazing is that the top 10 hiking …
Brand: OFF-WHITE, Ronnie Fieg Model: Hiking Boot Key Features: Concrete grey hairy suede upper, off-white leather gusset eyelet panels, apricot leather heel pulls on the tongues and heels, debossed Ronnie Fieg branding on the tongues, OFF-WHITE tagging on the collars, collapsible hiking spike (on the men’s variation). Release Date: March 18, 2017 Price: $881 USD […]
When the average person thinks of hiking, images of huge backpacks, cliff bars, and (you guessed it) full leather hiking boots come to mind. However, there has been a big switch recently to lighter and more breathable on the trail footwear. Show More Summary
Brand: KITH, OFF-WHITE Season: SS17 Key Pieces: Apricot-colored pullover hoodie, long-sleeve tees, OFF-WHITE Hiking Boot. Editor’s Notes: Ronnie Fieg-led KITH and Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE have joined forces for a collaborative capsule collection. Show More Summary