Gore-Tex® Surround™, La Sportiva®, Vibram® MegaGrip, TrekSta®, HanWag IceGrip-G-LOFT FIT®
Just like the performance, lifestyle and fashion apparel previewed these past few months -for A/W2015/16---footwear that's headed for the great outdoors is a wearable (and weather tough) combo of new technology and amped up for snowy/icy trails- and city strolls old school materials felt/wool, shearling and leather.
Prediction- (more) suede (oiled -brushed)+velvet details/trims will be big for 2016/17 based on what we saw in fashion world-tends to trickle down (or up-depending one's perspective-ha ha).
|La Sportiva-nifty-the lacey looking mineral blue-greyish protective Nano-Cell™ Technology overlay-great fit- of Synthesis GTX® available now-with the waterproof/breathable Gore-Tex Surround™ Technology|
GORE-TEX's Surround™ Product Technology-360º breathability/waterproof-that was intro-ed last summer---added bunch of labels (like new to us TrekSta) embracing this innovative laminates-special construction.
|La Sportiva Synthesis Mid GTX® with Gore-Tex Surround™ Tech and black protective Nano-Cell™ Technology $180|
|Vibram's latest rubber compound is the VERY durable MegaGrip-featured in outsoles of several brands including Hoka One One-improved grip on dry and wet surfaces|
|row of brands using Vibram's MegaGrip...including The North Face, Giro, Vasque, Salewa, Scarpa, Chaco+Arcteryx|
|outsoles of Dunlop workboots-Vibram|
|we wish our bike shoes used Vibram MegaGrip...these are by Giro|
|TrekSta's ZEROTIE hands free lacing system....this lever like heel 'thing' aka release buckle/ clicks down to loosens up laces-the roller tightens...|
|HyperGrip®-proprietary rubber compound/IceLock™ outsole...superior traction with added grip on ice---collection ranges from$50-$220|
|14 Grip Zones|
|Fjäll Extreme GTX® in Erde $380-serious technical boot-with removable innrer boot, waterproof Gore-tex® lining+durable felt upper. Multiple insulation layers-including use of G-Loft Fit® rated to -40ºF-IceGrip original outsole|
|seeing is believing---Canto Mid Winter GTX® -prrimo Nubuck leather heritage flavored-waterproof via Gore-Tex® Panda lining, soft padded fleece collar, all around rubber rand, heel loop for ez on/off, IceGrip ZT outsole|
|ABISKO GTX® $500-snowshoe compatible heel...|