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Columbia Rogue F.K.T. Trail Running Shoe

Columbia Rogue F.K.T. Trail Running Shoe

In early 2016, Columbia Sportswear Company announced a realignment of the Montrail trail running footwear brand as a sub-brand of its flagship Columbia brand. This move signaled an huge increased commitment to their trail running category. Columbia’s trail running apparel, footwear and accessories will now be branded Columbia Montrail, similar to the familiar Columbia PFG sub-brand utilized in the brand’s Performance ...

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Danner Mountain 600 Hiking Boot Review

Danner Mountain 600

Price: $180 Weight: 18.5 oz per boot Danner, a long known name in the world of hiking boots is on the road to reinvigorating the brand name.  Starting in 1932, Danner was built from the idea of building an affordable work boot.  The cost of their boots were $4 a pair.  Fast forward 30 years and shift your mind to ...

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VivoBarefoot Scott Boot Review

VivoBarefoot has been making wonderful options for those, like me, who prefer to wear minimally built shoes that give your feet lots of room to move and feel the ground in a natural way.  A challenge I’ve always run into is that when winter comes around, I’m forced to put on heavy boots that are the exact opposite of what ...

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Chaco Yonder Boots Review

Chaco Yonder Leather Boot

Chaco, a brand long known for extremely supportive footbeds and sandals that will last for decades is throwing their hat in the ring for fashionable winter boots for men.  The Chaco Yonder is a fashion focused boot that includes one of the things that has made the Chaco brand so popular, the LUVSEAT footbed. Making of the Chaco Yonder Stepping ...

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DC SPT Mountain Work Boots Review

DC is known for its long history of great snowboard boots and they have brought that legacy into their line of snow boots. It can be hard to find a winter boot that is both very warm and functional with snow pants and also looks great with a pair of jeans.   DC teamed up with the expert terrain park builders ...

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Vasque Lost 40 Winter Boot Review

Master of Deep Snow and the Cold Sometimes, you just need a big boot that will keep you warm and dry regardless of conditions and the Vasque Lost 40 seeks to fill this niche in your footwear arsenal.  This is a boot that makes no apologies for its purpose of winter hiking in serious snow and other cold-weather activities. Think ...

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Women’s Winter Boot Guide

  Living in a ski town, or an area the receives major snow, means that you are wearing boots for 6 and sometimes 8 months of the year. Unfortunately, there isn’t one boot out on the market that you can wear hiking in knee deep powder, to the office, with a pair of jeans around town, and throw on to ...

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Sorel Madson Wingtip Boot Review

sorel madson wingtip boot

Price: $230 Sorel has long been a household name in the category of winter boots that can withstand some of the coldest temperatures and harshest winter conditions.  In the last few years, Sorel has had an increased focus on the fashion side of footwear, trying to get their foot in the door into the world of high priced footwear which ...

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Merrell Berner Moc Review

merrell berner moc

For the times you need to step up your game just a little bit above a pair of running shoes or hiking boots, the Merrell Berner Moc might just be the shoe for you. The Merrell Berner Moc can best be described as a mix between a light hiking shoe and a dress shoe.  The Berner Moc is composed of a ...

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