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Oboz Crest Low Waterproof Review

With spring around the corner, I am excited to dig out the summer gear and hit the trail. My hiking boots have had a few months off and now it is time to get reacquainted. Starting out the hiking season I will be trying out Oboz Crest Low Waterproof hiking shoe. Based out of Bozeman, Montana, Oboz footwear has been ...

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Lowa Ticino GTX Lo Review

Lowa Ticino GTX

If you asked me to describe the ultimate footwear for mountain living it probably would look like the Lowa Ticino GTX Lo. The Lowa Ticino GTX Lo boot was created as casual footwear with the guts of a hiking boot. Widely known for their rugged hiking boots, Lowa has a lineup that is equally at home in the office and ...

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Tecnica Forge – A Thermo-Moldable Hiking Boot

Tecnica Outdoor launched the Forge Collection of trekking boots that combine a precise anatomical fit right out-of-the box with effective heat moldable customization capabilities in February 2018 to specialty retailers across the country. The collection features a technology new to footwear, Custom Adaptive Shape or C.A.S., that offers a fully heat moldable customization process resulting in a personalized fit in ...

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Danner’s New Fall 2018 Weatherized Collection is Built to Take on the Elements

For Fall 2018, Danner® introduces the Weatherized Collection with the new insulated Raptor 650 leading the charge, offering the ultimate in style, performance, comfort and warmth. Inspired by life in mountain towns and winter trekking, and featuring the same platform as the Explorer 650 hiking boot with added cold weather features such as 400G PrimaLoft® insulation, fleece-lined uppers with durable ...

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Woolrich Footwear Fall 2018 – OR Debut

WOOLRICH FOOTWEAR FALL 2018 LINE “The Fully Wooly technology introduced last year throughout our men’s collection proved to be a big hit,” said Sean Beers, president of Woolrich Footwear licensee Portland Product Werks. “We’re staying the course this year but adding several new classic-looking styles.” Standouts from the fall 2018 Woolrich Footwear men’s collection include: Stache Stache is constructed with ...

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Vasque Lost 40 Winter Boot Review

Vasque Lost 40

Having cold and wet feet means having to call it quits. When you put on the Vasque Lost 40 Winter Boots, you’ll have all the winter weather protection you will need to keep on trekking. This Dual zone lace-up boot features a thick felted wool, removable liner, a Vibram Overland outsole that will keep you steady and a waterproof, rough-out ...

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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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