Footwear

Howlett, David
I’ve put many expensive boots and shoes to the test over the years, so I was quite surprised at the performance, fit, and features of the moderately priced Mou Read more >>
StreamTrekkers Boot
England, Mike
If you’re sick of slipping and sliding on slime-covered rocks all summer long, but don’t feel like dropping a bunch of dough on new boots, then pick up a pair of StreamTrekkers. Read more >>
LOWA Phoenix
Sipes, Terri
Having spent most of the past decade hiking in sandals, I was a bit skeptical of a trekking shoe. I thought they’d be heavy, stiff, and cause damage to my feet. Wow, was I pleasantly surprised, as the Phoenix GTX Lo from LOWA definitely are not my mother’s hiking shoes. Read more >>
Garmont Sticky Rock
England, Mike
Whether I’m clambering over coarse granite in Pipestone or speed-stepping rock on the steep way up the M, I need a shoe that grabs. Alas, my heavy-lugged hikers, designed for dirt and other soft surfaces, invariably slip on smooth rock, especially on the downhill. Read more >>
OBOZ Scapegoat
McCarthy, Chris
The trails are calling and my answer is the Oboz Scapegoat Low. This versatile light-hiker is perfect for heading up Sacajawea Peak or a simple stroll along Peets Hill. Read more >>
Lorpen T3 Light Hiker Shorty, Montana Hiking
England, Mike
Gone are the days of 12-pack tube-socks, worn until hole-ridden, stinky, and stained; today’s high-impact outdoor activities call for socks that match the rest of one’s apparel in performance, comfort, and moisture-control. Read more >>
Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX, Montana Hiking
Howlett, David
I often transition from one excursion to the next, which may have me walking the banks of the river one day, followed up by a rigorous hike on the next, or on a real good day, both. Therefore, I must have footwear that can perform in various environments. Read more >>
Tucker, David
I still have a hard time calling myself a runner, but I guess comeone who runs about four times a week is just that. As my newfound hobby has taken me from town to alpine, I've upgraded to a beefier shoe with more support and cushioning. Read more >>
Mangels, Angie
For a while, I’ve been searching for that perfect hiking shoe that will do it all. With the Zen Pro Mid, I finally found my sole mate. Read more >>
Mangels, Angie
The Impact Low is one of the burliest options in the Five Ten lineup. With a stiff sole, slingshot technology to hold your foot in place, and some strategic padding, this shoe offers a ton of support for really getting after it. Read more >>
Tucker, David
The first thing I noticed about the X-Alp Enduro IV shoes from Pearl Izumi was how comfortable they were; they felt more like trail runners than mountain-biking shoes. This comfort doesn’t comprise pedaling performance, however. Read more >>
LOWA vantage GTX
McCarthy, Chris
It’s been a constant problem for me with mid-height hikers: regardless of brand, the boots rub on the insides of my ankles. I mess with the lacing. Move the tongue to different places. Try socks of different thickness. Read more >>
Saucony Peregrine 5
McCarthy, Chris
I’ve never been one to pontificate about a trail shoe. Hell, up until three years ago, I’d run in whatever was on the bargain table. The Peregrine from Saucony has changed all that. This trail shoe is the perfect combination of ruggedness and comfort. Read more >>
Scarpa Ignite Women's shoe Review
Brayton, Lea
From the moment I slipped on the Ignite Women’s trail runners by Scarpa, my feet sighed in relief—no tension points and a very comfortable fit. Read more >>
Balega v-tech quarter
Tucker, David
I’ve never been a runner, but last summer, I trashed my mountain bike and wasn’t able to pick up a new one until recently. That meant I needed another exercise outlet, and since running is relatively affordable, I decided to give it a try. Read more >>
Scarpa Oxigen GTX, Scarpa day-hikers
Howlett, David
I don’t think I’m asking too much out of my shoes—I only need them to be waterproof, breathable, comfortable, stylish, and versatile enough for a rugged trail hike followed by an evening on the town with friends. Enter the Oxigen GTX from the fine folks at Scarpa. Read more >>
Rassler, by Astral
England, Mike
Famous for their low-profile PFDs, Astral recently expanded their product line to include, among other things, water shoes. The super-lightweight Rassler is designed for backcountry kayaking—hiking deep into the mountains before plunging into the water for a raging run back out. Read more >>
OBOZ's Luna Low
Slepian, Maggie
I was planning a multi-day long-distance hike and needed something to protect my feet as much as possible. The rugged outsoles on Oboz’s Luna Low hiking shoes drew me in. I took a gamble and set off without breaking these guys in, but never noticed any shoe-induced discomfort. Read more >>
Oboz's Mendenhall shoes
England, Mike
The accepted look for an official Bozeman Outdoor Guy calls for adventure apparel at all times, but must we really be prepared to hike Granite Peak at a moment’s notice? Read more >>
The Fast Alpina GTX by Fast Alpina
England, Mike
There’s no better way to cure cabin fever and work off winter fat than to hit the trail. Which is what prompted me to pick up the FastAlpina GTX from AKU, a versatile trail shoe that attacks, with aplomb, the variable conditions of early-season trails. Read more >>
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