273 Results for "footwear"

Maximal Miles in Minimal Footwear: My AT Thru-Hike in Barefoot Shoes

Maximal Miles in Minimal Footwear: My AT Thru-Hike in Barefoot Shoes

Over 2,190 miles of coiled roots, sharp rocks, loose gravel, thick mud, slick leaves, snow past my knees, sheets of ice, wobbly wooden boards, river fords, and seemingly never-ending climbs...

Dec 20, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2018 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2018 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

Each year as part of The Trek’s annual thru-hiker survey, we ask hikers about the footwear they used, and this footwear data remains my favorite to analyze and write about....

Nov 20, 2018 : Mariposa
The Best Women’s Footwear for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Women’s Footwear for Hiking and Backpacking

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.  Find your next favorite pair of trail shoes here. Women can get away with wearing men's shoes, but research...

Aug 23, 2018 : The Editors
Top Footwear of 2017: Results from the Annual Hiker Survey

Top Footwear of 2017: Results from the Annual Hiker Survey

I should start with an apology for the long delay in writing this post. We typically try to get the survey results out before the next class of thru-hikers begins,...

Jul 23, 2018 : Mariposa
The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey

This is the third year in a row I have surveyed hikers about their footwear, and for the third time, it seems be the trickiest gear selection. Just take a look...

Nov 17, 2016 : Mariposa
The Footwear Debate: Are Trail Runners Superior to Boots?

The Footwear Debate: Are Trail Runners Superior to Boots?

Is a big, heavy, pair of boots really necessary to hike on difficult terrain? Conventional wisdom says yes, but lately, this trend is being challenged.

Dec 4, 2015 : Kyle O'Grady
By the Numbers: What Footwear 2015 Thru-Hikers Wore on the Appalachian Trail

By the Numbers: What Footwear 2015 Thru-Hikers Wore on the Appalachian Trail

“You just get good at hiking, after so many miles. You become the toughness factor the boot had.” - An eloquent and badass 2015 AT thru-hiker, on switching from sturdy...

Nov 23, 2015 : Mariposa
AT Thru-Hikers Footwear by the Numbers

AT Thru-Hikers Footwear by the Numbers

One of the many weird, but cool, things about hiking is that you are basically your own car.  Your food is like gasoline: it is more expensive the further north you...

Feb 7, 2015 : Mariposa
Pox & Puss Episode #20 – Pink Blazing in the Footwear Department

Pox & Puss Episode #20 – Pink Blazing in the Footwear Department

Find out the new definition of Pink Blazing! We actually talk about gear...well, how to shop for it at least. We take a call from Mr. T, some guy wears...

Jun 13, 2013 : Pox & Puss Podcast
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s End of Season Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s End of Season Sale

Summer has come to a close (and winter has arrived in certain parts of the country) which means REI is clearing out their shelves to make room for the cold-weather...

Oct 11, 2019 : Sponsored Post