‘Kid-Size’ Trail Shoe

The incredibly light weight — and incredibly small! — Inov-8 X-Talon 160s are made for kids or shorter adults. Our pint-size tester gave the shoes…

Women’s Winter Boots

After decades of lingering in the back alleys of fashion, winter boots made for women have hit a stride as of late with form as…

FiveFingers ‘Casual Shoes’

Can you say “casual kangaroo-leather zip boots with articulated toes”? That’s just one of the out-there offerings in a new line of casual footwear from…

‘Best in Show’ awards (part II)

Part II of Gear Junkie’s “Best in Show” series highlights top products from the Outdoor Retailer trade show and includes touchscreen gloves, an alpine “smock”…

‘Best in Show’ awards (part I)

The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held in Salt Lake City, is an exhibition of the best outdoors equipment in the world. Gear Junkie offers…

OR Trade Show: 2011 Teaser

The Gear Junkie crew is off to Utah this week and the twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show. Here’s a quick visual tour of a few…

Barefoot Running Shoe Guide

Gear Junkie presents the ‘A to Z’ on the barefoot and minimalist running shoe market, including a cursory look at 2010/2011 models and all things…

Ultimate Winter Shoe

La Sportiva’s CROSSOVER GTX makes a stride toward the title of “ultimate winter shoe.” Gear Junkie gives the $150 trail runner a two-week trial run.

Sandals made from Wine Corks

Looking to justify that next glass of wine? SOLE and ReCORK are teaming up to give recycled wine corks another life as “upcycled” sandals and…

Saucony ProGrid Kinvara

Gear Junkie put 100+ miles on this shoe for a test. Conclusions? The shoe “rides a thin line between speed and support” where daily training…

New Balance Minimus

With a lightweight build and a “barefoot”-style design, the Minimus shoe line from New Balance are set to debut in early 2011. Gear Junkie got…

Burton TRON Boot

What do actor Jeff Bridges, a movie from 1982, and snowboarding have in common. . . the “TRON” boot, we guess. New this month from…

Newton Trail-Running Shoe

With its latest Momentum shoe, Boulder-based Newton Running strides fully into the trail-running market. Gear Junkie put a few miles on the mean, green shoes…

Review: Vasque Transistor

The Transistor FS shoe has no footbed and a low-to-the-ground design. Contributing writer T.C. Worley put them to the test this fall.


Low-to-the-ground fit and carbide-tip studs make these shoes among the coolest footwear introductions seen in 2010.

Pearl Izumi Syncro Fuel

Contributor Stephen Krcmar puts Pearl Izumi’s Syncro Fuel XC running shoes to the test on Mammoth’s pumice trails.

Barefoot Craze

Among the more unexpected recreational trends of our time, “barefoot-style” shoes have obtained critical mass.

‘Best in Show’ awards

GearJunkie.com’s inaugural “Best in Show” awards highlight a dozen innovative new products seen at the Outdoor Retailer trade show this month.

Keen Trail-Running Flat

Flashy and lightweight, Keen’s A86 is a major diversion from its usual stock. Gear Junkie takes an early test run.

Vibram FiveFingers 2011 Product Line

The “barefoot revolution” sprints on! Here’s a peek at Vibram FiveFingers’ 2011 line. Vibram hopes to set the trend in fashionable footwear.

Salewa Raven Combi GTX

Italian gear maker Salewa brings some of its footwear line to the North American market. Writer T.C. Worley put a pair to the test on…

‘Weatherproof’ Socks

From Patagonia to winter bike commutes in Minneapolis, Gear Junkie reviewer T.C. Worley put Seirus’ “weatherproof” socks to the test.

Keen Coronado Cruiser

Keen has a new cycling-specific shoe. Writer Stephen Krcmar gave it a multi-month wear test.

Inov-8 Roclite 285 test

Best trail runners on the market? Gear Junkie is on his fourth pair of Roclite 285s. This column distills why they are among his favorite…

Foam Shoes

Ugly, awesome or ugly-awesome? You make the call on Native’s new sneaker, the Jefferson, a shoe made of EVA foam.

‘Cycling to Mars’ bike shoes

If you like Kanye West and his accompanying flash, heavy with multi-hues and European styling, Puma’s new Cycling to Mars shoes are the only game…

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