footwear

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