On December 14, 1972, astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped up onto the lunar module, shook the moon dust off these boots, and ended an era of human exploration of the Moon.
Listening to George Ziermann talk about his life and how he got to making boots while watching him work at his craft is a true treat. Ziermann has been hand making boots for over 40 years and seeing the care that goes into each pair makes me think that his boots will last a lifetime.
You want to wear hiking boots to go hiking, right? That may be conventional outdoors wisdom, but often, it's not the right answer. Let's examine the merits of each and try to help you find the right solution.
This week, Marines at the Experimental Forward Operating Base at Camp Pendleton, California, got to try out some prototypes of energy-generating equipment to keep combat electronics charged and ready. The verdict: back to the drawing board.
First and foremost, a good pair of snowboarding boots should get you down a slope safely and with a good measure of comfort. But Nike also wants you to be noticed, particularly if you're competing and need to impress a bunch of judges. So with its latest snowboarding boot—the LunarENDOR QS—Nike's enhanced its iconic…
RockS2V is working hard to build a name for itself when it comes to emergency survival gear. The company's Provision coat includes a built-in life-saving toolkit if you find yourself stranded somewhere remote, and its new Substratum boots feature a secret compartment inside designed to stash an emergency fire starting…
Like having a set of snow chains on your feet, nothing makes traversing winter's icy conditions easier than metal spikes on the bottom of your boots. But indoors, they can really tear up the floors and carpeting. So Germany's Meindl has created the perfect compromise: spiked boots with a geared mechanism to retract…
There's nothing quite like a nice hike through a snowy wonderland in the dead of winter. There's also nothing quite like busting your ass on the ice when you do it. Boot chains can help keep you upright, but there's no need to shell out for a pair when you can just whip up your own for a lot less.
We haven't gotten a white Christmas in the Northeast, but winter weather is upon us. If you're trudging through the snow, Hunter Boots are a great way to keep your feet warm and dry.
Even if you’ve never strapped on a snowboard in your life, you’ll have everyone on the slopes thinking you could easily go toe-to-toe with Shaun White with a pair of Nike’s new Zoom DK QS double tongue boarding boots.
It still might be scorching hot but winter is coming (I swear) and you're soon going to swap out shorts and flip flops for jackets and boots. Burton is showing off its latest gear for the snowboarding season and it's heavy on the technology to make it easier on the slopes.
Hammarhead Industries is a Philadelphia company known best for their repurposed motorcycles, but their latest creation—the HHI Day Pack—is gorgeous enough to deserve some time of its own in the spotlight.
No one wants to spend their money on a uni-tasker. They want as much bang for their buck as they can get, so Korkers has expanded their line of convertible fly fishing boots for use in snow and ice as well.
Holy Batman's pants, check out this Bootmobile. These guys created a truck that is a boot that is a truck that is a boot. Pedal to the leather to the metal! I'm so excited I can go like this all day.
Last winter, a certain reporter was told to go "photograph the weather." He spent hours out in a disgusting, slushy snowstorm with inappropriate footwear. Don't end up in the same predicament and get caught stomping around in the weather unprepared like this poor frozen-toed fool.
I love shoes, I really do. But I've never had a pair of shoes hand crafted and repaired by the delicate touch of a cobbler. These guys, Red Wing Shoes (and I'm sure other quality boot making companies), take pride in their work, fixing details as small as sewing through the same hole, re-fitting shoes to mimic the…
Those ridiculous-miraculous-awesome-awful Vibrams shoes are growing up over the bodies of their fanboys like a symbiotic organism. Their cold-weather boots—FiveFingers Cervinia—now reach half up your leg. I can't wait for them to create a full-body Dune stillsuit.
Biddle's got the classics, GoreTex-ified. Mascari has 'em in brown, (iconoclast), and I've got the tall fleecey ones—I hate getting cold ankles. Blam might order a pair. I'm talking about the L.L.Bean Boot: the accidental, unofficial shoe of Gizmodo.
UK cell carrier Orange always puts out a publicity-garnering concept device before the Glastonbury Festival to drum up chatter about its sponsorship. This year's? Cellphone-charging Wellies.