Helly Hansen V3 Slipon Boots: A Great Option for Recreational Snowshoeing

Helly Hansen has not “slipped” at all with its Garibaldi V3 Slipon boots.

These lightweight slip-on boots are some of the handiest, most comfortable footwear you can find for a variety of purposes.

I’ve been intrigued in recent years with … Continue reading


Gear Review: KEEN Revel II Boots

A waterproof/breathable layer, 200g of insulation, and a roomy design make the Revel II a winner for cool to cold days on and off trail.

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


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


If Aliens Only Knew: Galactic Arrowhead Boots by Vasque

Landing on Mother Earth, a spinning orb opens; apparitions appear. One begins to speak—turns out they know English. “Take me to . . .” are the only words spoken before one in the crowd yells, “Red Wing, Minnesota!” Shocked, the … Continue reading


Gear Review: Women’s Winter Jackets and Boots to Keep You Warm and Stylish

In the past year or two, my affinity towards fashion and clothing items has changed dramatically — where I used to covet shoes and a nice-fitting pair of jeans, I know hoard any and all types of gear. I’ve got

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These Boots Were Made for… Everything

It’s usually recommended to break boots in by wearing them around your house, starting out with smaller treks, etc.  But why listen to conventional wisdom when you’re out to test new boots?  I jumped right in with the Chaco’s Tedinho Continue reading


Snow Junkie Boots by VASQUE: Skip the Weathercast

A powerful producer in David Lynch’s Palme d’Or nominated “Mulholland Drive,” demands a special actress for a role in this movie-within-a-movie with the oft-repeated line: “This is the girl.”

The highly awarded VASQUE has its own cast of shoes, boots … Continue reading


Gear Review: KEEN Gorge Boots

This is a tale of two feet – KEEN style.

For quite a few years, I’ve been looking for the perfect – or at least tolerable – paddle boot.

Ontario’s Georgian Bay and its surrounding waterways are where I do … Continue reading


A Season with the KEEN Revel Boots

The snow conditions haven’t been kind to snowshoers this season. That’s no secret. For those lucky enough to have snow, they had to creative with finding the right trail.

My story for the 11/12 season is no different: I had … Continue reading


Gear Review and Giveaway: Aussie Dogs Styler Boots

I was never a fan of the unisex, twin-faced sheepskin boots that have become trendy in recent years; in every color and every brand, I thought they look bulky and awkward, shapeless and sloppy. So, when California-based Aussie Dogs asked … Continue reading