Besides catching up on SERIAL podcasts...our other pastime on the subway-is checking out the footwear of other passengers.
Depending on the time of day...certain types of lace-up boots/flats/sneakers/oxfords/slip-ons dominate female and male feet---pointing to lightweight function over pure fashion in a city where walking is a given...but where style is also a big deal .
FYI-swapping into heels-at an office... common ...
Around 2-3PM -when construction/infrastructure guys -finish up and head home...we see them attired in burly protective workboots -along with their Carhatt jackets.
From the leader in protective kicks-Wolverine makes sense we saw so many new looks--- from hiker -chukka-low almost trail runner looks----loaded with comfort and OSHA required musts that are super impressive...especially given the prices.
|Composite toe version-22.82 oz|
|Serious lugs-the outsoles are anti-slip-and grip well-resistant to oil, water, abrasion and chemicals.|
|rubber lug outsole- anti-slip-and grip well-resistant to oil, water, abrasion and chemicals.|
From Michigan to Montana...GO FASTer durable/functional hiking footwear continues to loose the ounces ---in Oboz' new Spring 2016 low-mid options. PLUS: still tricked out with the label's smart tech features that make this under the radar brand-more and more popular with the trail bound.
|Echo has a light, grippy Hyalite outsole and EVA midsole, which has an embedded plate to protect the ball of the foot. Generously deep lugs ensure excellent traction....and imprinted with mountain range design. COOL.|
|Men’s Scapegoat Mid 16.3oz|
|PIKA outsole-Oboz’ supportive BFit insole- built on Oboz’ new “Thru-hiker” midsole/ outsole system....with that Continental Divide imprint...|
|old vs new....|