Teva Gnar Shoe Review

Out of the box, the Gnar appears to be a sneaker. But take a close look and you’ll see drain vents throughout the upper and…

Pearl Izumi SyncroSeek III WRX

Trail-running shoes perform a tricky balancing act. They need to be light, agile, and cushioned for miles of fast trails, so they can’t simply be…

Hi-Tec V-Lite Altitude Ultra

Waterproof-breathable boots are nothing new in the outdoors industry. But Hi-Tec has partnered with a U.K.-based defense company on its latest leather boots to incorporate…

Gear Preview: Wenger Footwear Line

Touting Swiss Army Knife attributes, Wenger has launched a footwear line with several innovative and adaptable touches, including a rubber sole that adjusts stiffness and…

Inov-8 Debrisoc Column

Walk a mile through any woods, run down a ragged trail, and the chance of collecting a twig or pebble in your shoe is fairly…

Zinetic Pocket Slippers

“Boots off. Happy on.” That’s Zinetic Inc.’s slogan for its line of unisex pocket slippers for the outdoors. Kind of (somehow) sexy sounding I thought…

Kahtoola MICROSpikes

Yes, these are crampons. Well, sort of. Pedestrian crampons. But with 10 spikes, each one 3/8-inch long, and made of stainless steel, the Kahtoola MICROSpikes…

Gear Review — Inov-8 Debrisoc

6 hours, 59 minutes, 55 seconds. That was Team Gear Junkie’s time at Saturday’s MNOC Adventure Race, a run/bike/paddle competition in east-central Minnesota, where some…

River Shoes (Keen and Mion)

The esoteric nature of water sports like canyoneering, rafting, riverboarding, and whitewater swimming calls for equally esoteric footwear. Indeed, to acquiesce with eddies and tumbling…

Salomon Space Boot

The Aspen Boot from Salomon employs a material that’s been used in space suits and is approved by NASA. Called Spaceloft, the fabric permits thinner…

Cloggens Shoe Review

No, these foam-based, clog-type, slip-on sandals aren’t Crocs. Just very similar. Some would say rip-off-level similar. In business-speak, though, Cloggens LLC is simply a “fast-follower,”…

Inov-8 F-Lite 250 Review

In a quest that’s stretching now beyond the two-year mark to find the perfect trail-running shoe, I’ve discovered only one real thing: There is no…

River Shoes

Keen and Mion have each sent me a pair of water/canyon/river shoes, respectively the Hood River II sandals and the Fast Canyon hybrid-frogfoot-sandal-thingy. Cool designs…

Low-Top Hikers

Heavy hiking boots are a thing of the past for any informed outdoors wanderer. Indeed, the clunky boots of yore — some weighing more than…

Salomon S-Lab XA Pro 3

Can you say cream of the crop? The Salomon S-Lab XA Pro 3 shoes were developed for elite adventure racers, top trail runners, and mountain…

Ahnu Footwear

Keen Footwear exploded onto the market five years ago, selling millions of its innovative toe-bumper-equipped sandals in its first year of business. Now, Jim Van…

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