Footwear

From boots to barefoot-style shoes, we cover the entire footwear spectrum. Our staff runs, hikes, treks, and climbs in new footwear and shoes each week.

Injinji Outdoor Series toe socks

Toe socks are no longer for modern middle schoolers. Now, with the help of Injinji, which designed an outdoor series sock, toe socks are pushing into the outdoors market. Read More...

September 2, 2009

Common Soles

Common Soles, which recently launched a line of women's flip-flops made by factory workers in India, donates 4 percent of sales to buy school books for the workers' kids. Read More...

August 28, 2009

K-Swiss Run One miSOUL Shoe

In seconds, a runner can switch between the K-Swiss Run One's included insoles to alter the shoe's performance on the road. They are touted to be the most versatile running shoes on the market today. Read More...

July 13, 2009

Running Gait Analysis

A gait-analysis test dissects stride and form to unlock a runner's anatomical potential -- or at least tell you which type of shoe to wear. Read More...

July 1, 2009

UK Gear PT-03 Desert Shoe

Made for the "hottest and most arid of environments" on the planet, UK Gear's Desert Shoes are a unique entry into the genre of outdoors-oriented footwear. Read More...

June 30, 2009

Teva Footwear 2010 Sneak Peek

Most of these shoes and sandals will not be to market until 2010. But at an event today at the Teva Mountain Games, GearJunkie.com got a sneak peek. . . Read More...

June 5, 2009

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 a perforated insole. . . Read More...

May 8, 2009

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 sporty hiking shoes. But to deliver real stability and protection, they have to be more than road runners with extra tread. Read More...

March 13, 2009

Kuru Chicane women’s shoes

It's not every day I wear "tennis shoes" in the winter. That's like wearing white pants after Labor Day, right? But when you throw a softshell upper onto a wrap-around sole that has little rubber stumps on the bottom for grip and traction, you turn a tennis shoe into a kind of winter glove for your foot. Read More...

January 16, 2009

Gear Review: La Sportiva Fireblade Trail Running Shoe

Earlier this year, I did something that an experienced trail runner should know better than to do: On a Friday afternoon, the day before a race, I bought a trail shoe made by a company whose shoes I'd never worn, and then I raced the 40-mile Mount Mitchell Challenge in it the following day. Read More...

January 1, 2009

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 a technology developed for military clothing worn in a chemical attack. . . Read More...

November 2, 2008
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