Whether you run trails or roads, changes are huge you have heard, seen, fitted or own a pair of ultra cushioned Hoka’s. Love them or hate them but the oversized but lightweight midsole decreases body fatigue over long distances.
The +0- Collection is a capsule of technical garments powered to overcome hectic city life. The products are developed function-first with urban exploration as the general idea behind the concept, but these shoes call out the wild just as well. The Rocket Boost boots are more than just battle ready for concrete and can take on any rock and mud that comes in your way. Borrowing some of their latest running technology and applying it to an outdoor inspired silhouette, the Adidas Consortium +-0 Rocket Boost is constructed with durable leather uppers and a full Boost midsole. Kitted out with hiking style lacing hardware, a perforated medial three stripe backed out with reflective 3M trim and a ribbed heel panel, it is equipped with Primaloft insulation and a padded cuff. The adidas releases +0- Collection Rocket Boost is availabe at select adidas retailers and online at End Clothing.
Nike recently released the Nike Lunar Fresh SneakerBoot collection that is also comprised of this light ash grey colorway. This sneakerboot model is Nike’s newest hybrid design featuring Dynamic Flywire technology on top of a speckled Lunarlon midsole. Are these boots made for walking? They certainly are if you’re into some lightweight hiking on moderate terrains. Available at atmos Sportslab.
The Ultra FP Mid GORE-TEX is a lightweight performance hiking shoe that is built to move light and fast over tough trails. Water-resistant mesh uppers with synthetic overlays provide lightweight structure and support. The built-in CRADLE stability technology guides your foot through biomechanically efficient positions from heelstrike to toe-off, enabling smooth, efficient strides. Vibram rubber outsoles on the Ultra Fastpack GORE-TEX Mid Hiking Boots provide great grip on wet or uneven surfaces.
The Nike Stasis ACG Men’s Boot is made with WaterShield technology and French terry fabric to help keep your feet dry and comfortable wherever you go on a hike.
Taking inspiration from classic functional American outdoor apparel, the Baker Ball Hat is a traditional bucket hat, constructed with Neighborhood’s expert eye and Japanese sensibilities. This Cotton/Linen blend hat features detail stitching around the brim and is finished with a woven logo patch. No one said you shouldn’t look good on your hike. Available at End Clothing. Via End Clothing · · · ◊ ◊ ◊ · · ·
The Okwahn II is a more streamlined version of Nike’s staple ACG shoe, the Air Okwahn ACG. Like the original, this modern take on the model has been designed with function in mind, with added detailing such as a reinforced heel and toe-box , rope laces and heel pull. With all ACG product, a rugged, outdoor aesthetic is a major part in the design, and the Okwahn II is no different. This limited edition Quickstrike version is available now at Hanon. · · · ◊ ◊ ◊ · · ·
After last year’s collaboration, these mighty three (Stussy, Undefeated and The North Face) join forces once again and drop their take on a ‘Back to Berkely’ boot. This custom version is decorated with a textured traditional tiger camo print on the olive green nubuck upper. The boots will be released on November 22nd. · · · ◊ ◊ ◊ · · ·
The North Face Purple Label is a collaboration with Japanese brand Nanamica and explores the mixture of fashion and performance for the stylish active consumer. For Fall 2012 TNF Purple Label releases a set of Mountain Wind Parka’s and Vests for both Men’s and Women’s. The collection includes the visually strong tri-color Mountain Wind Parka and the sleeveless Mountain Wind Parka. Look for this collection in select Purple Label stockists or at Nanamica. (via Nanamica)
We have seen them last year and we will see them back at it this year in updated colorways. The North Face Back to Berkely hiking boots. The North Face brand is mostly known for its apparel collections but is gaining more and more recognition for its footwear releases. Not only in the field of trail running but hiking and outdoors as well. This year’s Back to Berkely hiking boots come in four different colorways and are available at Oki-Ni.
The North Face Back to Berkely series pays tribute to the heritage of the brand and its inception city in Berkeley, California. The series used to consist mainly out of boots but now backpacks have been added to it. This reincarnation of their classic backpack design is set to be released in October and will definitely keep you covered on your winter hikes. Via Oki-Ni
There is not much to be said about this hiking shoe yet. Except that it’s called Synth Hiker and manufactured by Vivobarefoot and waiting to be released next year after some thorough testing and stuff. Minimal hiking is looking good! Via Vivobarefoot tumblr.