​How To Find The Perfect Hiking Boot

The most important item in your outdoor wardrobe, hiking boots grant you the ability to traverse challenging terrain, work to keep your entire body comfortable and supported while carrying heavy loads and help regulate temperature and dryness. They're also a difficult purchase to get right, particularly if you're… » 11/03/14 2:24pm 11/03/14 2:24pm

Nike's Latest Snowboarding Boot Fits Right In at the Tron Chalet

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… » 11/19/13 10:00am 11/19/13 10:00am

Feet Of Flames: These Survival Boots Include a Built-In Fire Starting…

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… » 2/13/13 8:32am 2/13/13 8:32am

Retractable Spikes Let These Boots Tackle Any Terrain

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… » 2/11/13 11:13am 2/11/13 11:13am

Cheap, DIY Ice Chains for Your Boots Will Save Your Ass With Traction

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. » 1/21/13 2:40pm 1/21/13 2:40pm

Watching Shoes Get Repaired Is Actually Sort of Amazing

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… » 3/23/11 10:00pm 3/23/11 10:00pm