footwear

Episode 18: Family Hiking with Shoe Expert Damien Tougas (aka “Toe Salad”)

Episode 18: Family Hiking with Shoe Expert Damien Tougas (aka “Toe Salad”)

Maybe you've wondered, "What's the deal with those 'five finger shoes'?" (And shouldn't they be "five toe shoes"?) Or perhaps you're curious about minimalist footwear. You're in luck hikers! This

Oct 3, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

Hikers might recognize the Hoka One One Speedgoat as the neon kicks that helped Hoka One One Athlete Karl Meltzer break the Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 Size: Women's 7 Weight:...

Jun 6, 2017 : Caet Cash
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
Happy Feet: Your Guide to Not Having Angry Ones Like Mine on the Trail!

Happy Feet: Your Guide to Not Having Angry Ones Like Mine on the Trail!

My feet suck when it comes to hiking. No, like they really, really suck. I quite possibly have the softest feet in trail history. My feet used to be so...

Sep 6, 2016 : Stubbs
Chacos: A Love Story for Your Feet

Chacos: A Love Story for Your Feet

My first encounter with Chacos was in the desert along the Pacific Crest trail. As I sat huddled under my tarp for some shade during the heat of the day,...

Feb 23, 2016 : Shannon Goosebumps Roland
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
Gear Review: Oboz Sundog Trailsport Shoe

Gear Review: Oboz Sundog Trailsport Shoe

It's almost May and spring is finally in full swing! With the season comes a slew of new products from our favorite outdoor brands. Among the new releases is Oboz Footwear's...

Apr 27, 2015 : Kenny Howell
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
Your Most Important Piece of Gear

Your Most Important Piece of Gear

As a child there were three things I knew about hiking the Appalachian Trail: It is an incredibly long trail between Georgia and Maine where you sleep in tents and...

Nov 29, 2014 : Bennett Travers