‘Best In Show’ Winter Gear At Outdoor Retailer (part II)

‘Fat Tire’ Footwear — An outrageous design, the Fat Tire GTX from Under Armour shows that Hoka isn’t the only footwear brand in the fat-shoe game. This stomper is made for moving fast and running on “the sloppiest singletrack around,” Under Armour cites, and its huge outsole is equipped with ‚Äútire rubber” from Michelin.

A waterproof Gore-Tex upper, Boa closure, and an orange/black/turquoise motif complete the one-of-a-kind design. ($200; fall 2015)

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.