Inov-8 is making waves again with the G-260 by adding a material called graphene to the shoes sole. Graphene consists of one layer of carbon molecules, making it one of the strongest materials to ever have been tested in a lab. Don’t believe us? Google it!
Approach shoes tend to feature climbing rubber on the soles and reinforcements around the toe box for grip and maximum protection on rocky mountain terrain. We believe that these low top, ultra breathable shoes are perfect for hiking and climbing and everything in between.
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Crocs have not been historically known for their style, but have we ever really given them a chance? Better yet, have your feet ever given them a chance? In the outdoors we destroy our feet in ski boots, trail shoes, climbing shoes and the like. Treat your feet right in between outdoor activities with slip ons that will make your feet feel at ease.
The Full-Grain leather hiking boot has drawn from the inspiration of Danner’s legendary boot building past. This boot has Vibram SPE (Specialized Performance Elastomer) in the midsole which is a brand new technical compound that combines both comfort with trail ready durability. The Full-Grains classic style, combined with innovative technology is the reason we are giving this boot a strong buy rating.
When it comes to flips flips, durability is often sacrificed for comfort and as a result, the prospect of blowing out a flip flop is something of concern. Essntls has sourced natural rubber, Vegan uppers and uses recycled tire rubber on the soles. The result is a flip flop that is durable, economical, and environmentally friendly.
Update your footwear this spring with the best approach, running, hiking, and leisure shoes from some of the most innovative brands.