Sneaker comfort meets rugged outdoor styling in the Nike Woodside ACG ($110). While not the prettiest Nikes we've seen, the mid-height Woodsides do offer toughness in the form of a coated nylon and leather upper, corded laces, a rain boot-style welted and striped rubber midsole, structured heel, sticky rubber sole, and a padded tongue and collar.
It's always a sad day when a favorite pair of kicks meets its inevitable end, but you can delay the death knell for a while with the help of the JGoods Sneaker Restoration Kit ($35). This all-in-one kit includes a complete guide to sneaker restoration, a 12-inch square white towel, a stiff scrub brush, a melamine foam pad, JGoods Finish Remover, white and black JGoods Leather Paint, a high-quality paint brush, cotton swabs, and a scourer sponge, all arriving in stylish shoebox packaging. [Thanks, Nolan]
Designed in collaboration with Boston-based sneaker specialists Concepts and created to honor the New England city's landmark Freedom Trail, New Balance 875 Freedom Trail Boots ($160; Available in select boutiques November 27) are a brand new style of kicks that are perfect for fall. Featuring brown leather uppers with pigskin leather lining and red accents, the 875s aren't the most attractive NB's ever made, but instead offer a winning combination of stability, comfort, and understated cool.