Monday, July 13, 2015

OUTDOOR BOOTS From Insider Brands AHNU, OBOZ 2015


Ahnu's new YOGA SPORT-yoga performance footwear-for pliable needs..extremely flexible outsole-Yoga Split low impact $99.95 -Yoga Flex $119.95 high impact- all collabs with Blake Brody. Inside EVA midsole, EVA heel cup-both cushioning, dual-density memory foam footbed, non-marking carbon tread outsole. 
 NYC-SLC

Outdoor boots for trails and treks---are more functional than fashionable.  For good reason...we've done enough tough terrain jaunts that eventually led to a big nail to turn black -and falling off...to know that we could not care less what our foot performance gear looks like-if it doesn't do its job in a well fitted manner.

From under the radar brands...impressive selections that go the distance-comfortable, protectively rugged, waterproof and durable -for 2015...some delivering soon-some available now.

Highlights:

SUGARPINE WP $140....lace-up hiker delivers in a lot of fun colors. waterproof/breathable upper of mesh, leather and suede

AHNU, a Decker's owned brand...makes a fab fitting SUGARPINE waterproof/breathable hiking boot...a worthy selection for this company that was one of the first to come out in a bold color=the purple Montara.

What's to love:  Very lightweight (11.6oz) a smidgen more than trail sneakers-really... this techy outdoor boot features Ahnu's Numentum™ Hike Technology (low Profile) for proper positioning of the foot...and all day comfort that won't have you desperately kicking off these kicks at the end of an all day hike.
Dual density EVA removable footbed-great cushioning, shock absorbing.



integrated nylon shank and arch support-ideal torsional rigidity meaning no twisted ankles on steep down the mountain trails,, pull tab at top helps with on/off, gusseted tongue keeps debris/dirt out, shock dispersal plate in forefoot for stone bruise protection on rocky surfaces. Helpful!


Well stitched, moisture wicking mesh lining
excellent support mid-foot and enough lateral support/flex combo for day hikes, rubber toe bump



PERFECT FOR-Day hikes...and comfy enough to keep on for a meal out at the end of the day. 

non-marking lugged Vibram® outsole great traction/grip on wet surfaces

guy options--wate proof leather+water resistant suede-commuter lifestyle-with that white fox rubber-bright yellow laces
 THE FIT: Since this is a 3 season boot-our dress shoe size was the perfect fit. In the past...we used to go up a half size but now our hiking socks are thinner---not the bulky wools of days gone by...

Fall-Winter 2015-waterproof+insulated 




all day comfort-heel cushioned, contoured EVA midsole, Aegis anti-microbial treated footbed -positions the foot well-lightweight and enough of an carbon non-marking outsole for city pavement...AND cute too. The Escape Collection- Tullia and Karma styles-includes the Made in the USA Karma mesh (not pictured) 


Bridger Low BDRY in front in Walnut $140

Men's Bridger Low BDRY
OBOZ makes serious low-mid hiking trekking boots and trail sport kicks....that are burly-no surprise coming from a Montana based company.
women's Bridger Low BDRY $140 in Magenta---super lightweight day hiker has contoured fit BFit Deluxe footbed, + underfoot chassis+shank bolster support, molded toe caps and heel overlays fro jsut enough protection. Upper is made from supple Nubuck...with textile at the collar+tongue-for insta-comfort. BDRY waterproof/breathable membrane.
deep lugs-last a looong time
Women's Bridger Low BDRY


Women's Phoenix Mid BDRY-mid height textile+Nubuck leather hiker-with deep lugs for secure footing on rocks, BFit Deluxe footbed supports arches, BDRY waterproof/breathable, and super comfort with Oboz' Granite Peak midsole has 2 densities of EVAfor cushioning plus a structural TPU chassis+nylon shank for support - torsional rigidity, Molded rubber toe cap-guy version pictured below




Men's Sphinx Mid BDRY
Men's Sphinx Mid BDRY
terrific lugged outsole


Bridger Low-in Dark Shadow-men's---city folks who want an outdoors look...good choice $140