Gear Review: Women’s Arctic Adventure Muck Boot

I was stoked when the rep from the Muck Boot Company sent me a pair of their new Arctic Adventure boots to try out.  As a lifelong equestrian, I’ve always had my eye on their products because of their dedication … Continue reading

The Sorel Women’s Boot Review: Tofino vs. Joan of Arctic

Sorel Tofino

Sorel is a household name in seasonal regions with good reason: They’ve mastered the art of cold-weather footwear. Amongst their vast portfolio of award-winning products, the Tofino and Joan of Arctic (JOA) boot are largely responsible for Sorel’s … Continue reading

Outperforming the Competition: KEEN Boots Tested in the Arctic

Outperforming the Competition: KEEN Boots Tested in the Arctic

Sometimes – perhaps oftentimes – nothing beats a KEEN.

That’s certainly the case with the new KEEN Summit County III boot. Last year, I gave the Summit County II boot a … Continue reading

Gear Review: Kamik Champlain Boots

Say what you want about winter footwear, convenience and comfort is where it’s at.

I’ve been trying out a pair of Kamik Champlain boots for about three months now, and I have no reluctance to say almost anyone who spends … Continue reading

Under the Arch: FootBalance QuickFit Footbed Review

Your poor, tireless feet. They’ve suffered at the helm of flimsy footbeds for far too long. You know the kind: the ones that come standard in any boot or shoe. A thin piece of foam is practically all that separates … Continue reading

Gear Review: Columbia Minx Moccasin

The UGG boot may finally have some stiff competition. I hate to compare but if you live anywhere with more than one season, you may be throwing your UGG boots out with the bath water. I consider the Columbia Sportswear … Continue reading

Hi-Tec’s OG Hikers Make the Winter Cut

In a sea of beige-colored hiking boots, Hi-Tec has set out to bring some flavor to the trails with the Sierra Lite Originals. Inspired by the brand’s first boot in 1978, the Sierra Lite Originals are a throwback to a … Continue reading

The KEEN Clearwater CNX Shoe for Women: Endless Outdoor Possibilities

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast who’s foreign to KEEN, it’s imperative you stop and read this article.

KEEN caters to those who live the “HybridLife.” By their definition, this encompasses those who like to play anywhere without a ceiling while … Continue reading

The KEEN CNX Footwear Lineup

Hot on the heels of the barefoot and minimalist walking and running movement comes the KEEN CNX shoe line.

Let me admit, first, that I have a certain skepticism when it comes to this fad. I can’t help but … Continue reading

A Tale of Two KEEN Boots: The Oregon PCT and the Verdi Mid WP

Talk about a tale of two boots.

I’ve been experimenting with two different KEEN hiking boots over the summer here in Canada’s Northwest Territories with pleasant, albeit, different results.

First up is the KEEN Oregon PCT boots. These big bruisers … Continue reading

The Hoka Pokey: That’s What It’s All About

If you’ve never worn Hoka One Ones before, be warned: they’re weird. And I’m not just talking about the way they look; they feel funny, too. You might as well be wearing a hovercraft strapped to each foot: you’re cushioned, … Continue reading

Ramblings of Spring and Cute Shoes – KEEN Haven CNX

Is Spring here yet? I’m sure some of you across the country are enjoying springtime, say in northern California where it’s dry and 60 degrees for much of the year. But for us in the upper Midwest, spring this year … Continue reading