Keep your look on the track old-school, while still giving your feet all the comfort and protection of a modern boot, with these Sparco Classic Racing Shoes ($280). These shoes are made with a full leather upper, giving them a handsome retro look with a comfortable fit. The sole is still made to resist fuel and oil — just like any other FIA-approved shoe — while providing plenty of grip whether you're walking the pits or pushing the pedal down. The only challenge now will be finding a racing suit that still looks the part.
Even if your weekend plans involve plenty of time spent walking trails, splitting wood, and lounging around a campfire, you still don't need to abandon everything you know about style and don a pair of clunky, technical boots. These Feit Hiker Boots ($620) have style to spare and handmade artisanal construction that could quite possibly outlast you. Each pair features vegetable-tanned leather available in a range of colorways, including corteccia, nero, burgundy, smog, and natural (the last of which comes lined with shearling wool). They come completely stitched — there's no glue holding on these soles — and are made from a single piece of leather with Goodyear construction and a flexible Vibram Gumlite outsole.
Prepare for the harshness of winter but don't miss out on the comfort of your favorite pair of sneakers with Nike LunarTerra Arktos Boots ($190). These modular boots are made using their Lunarlon midsole to reduce weight while improving comfort and movement. Nike's Vac Tec molding helps keep seams sealed around the tongue, toe, and foxing, while a sealed zipper contributes to waterproofing. Their Flywire and Hyperfuse technologies keep the upper flexible, while the sticky yet hard outsole helps for stability and traction.
With Under Armour Speedform Running Shoes ($120) you'll experience a level of comfort and fit that you've never had with another pair of running shoes. They're designed to have a completely-seamless interior, from the one-piece heel cup, to the ultrasonically welded components, and the form-fitting construction. And of course they feature the same moisture-wicking technology that you expect from Under Armour, thanks to chafe-free 4D Foam. With a perforated upper for ventilation and an almost-unnoticeable six ounce weight, you'll be able to run for miles without so much as thinking of your shoes.
Sadly, there will probably come a day when all kids know Michael Jordan for is making shoes — that said, there are worse things to be known for than the Air Jordan 4 ($160). While these kicks have been out for a while in a range of colorways, this dark grey and green glow variant hits sneaker shops on Saturday morning, and we're sure they'll go quickly. These retro-designed shoes are based on the silhouette that first brought Jordans to the global market, and were made famous when MJ wore them in game five of the 1989 NBA First Round against the Cleveland Cavaliers.