This weekend there was an article in the Wall Street Journal Off Duty section titled “Sneakers’ Time to Shine.” The gist of the article was how guys are more and more able to swap out their uncomfortable business dress shoes for the new designer sneakers. I had to chuckle at the conclusion that to be comfortable at work, you had to buy a $700 pair of sneakers.
For the past few summers I have been wearing sandals a lot, mostly the Teva Zilch and Teva Northridge. This summer marks the first time I have worn a huarache inspired sandal, the VIVOBAREFOOT Ulysses - a modern take on an ancient design.
Now with 2015 updates.
The ZEM Gear 360 XT is an all-purpose shoe that can be used for anything: hiking, running, daily use, or camp shoes. For all these purposes there are better options, but the ZEM Gear 360 XT is one of those shoes that does them all. And they're affordable too, so for a lot of barefoot beginners they will be a good shoe to start with.
Stowe and I went on an overnight canoeing and hiking trip. The ZTreks and Oxygen 2s went with me. They were just what I needed.
We take a look at Joe Nimble's off-road shoe with water resistant uppers. The Wingster has big lugs that gives a lot of grip but also make the shoe heavy. The sole looks stiff at first, but ...