Obviously inspired by Volkswagen slogans, the Patagonia Das Boot ($175) is built for anything, with a TecTuff leather upper, a full toe box, waterproof construction, PrimaLoft Eco insulation and PolarTec 200 lining, an EVA footbed that molds to your foot, a Vibram trail outsole with Icetrek rubber for unbeatable traction, and a Patagonia Air Cushion Plus insert for comfort. Oh, and about that slogan thing? Totally joking.
Mixing hard working utility with casual style, the Red Wing Work Oxford ($275) lets you transition from worksite to dinner date with minimal hassle. Features include an Abilene leather upper, a Goodyear welt, and a thick sole that will keep your heels happy all day long.
We spend about a third of our life sleeping, so the mattress you sleep on every night is incredibly important. Make sure you get the right one by trying out a Casper. This USA-made mattress is made up of multiple layers of foam, including one for support and pressure relief, and one to make sure you don't get too hot. It's all wrapped up in a durable woven cover, and shipped right to your door in a box that's easy to maneuver into even the smallest abodes. You get 100 nights to try it out, can return it for free if you're not satisfied, but if you are (and you probably will be), you can upgrade even further by grabbing some of the company's soft Supima cotton sheets and dual-layer pillows.
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Corkcicle introduces the Waterman series to its hydration line, which takes its already best in class triple insulated cup to another level with the addition of a super durable powder coated finish. This coolest cup ever is crafted from 2 layers of stainless steel with a vacuum seal and is the only insulated Tumbler with a proprietary third layer of insulation that further improves how long its keeps your drinks hot or cold. With easy-grip sides, a no-slip bottom, and shatterproof, drink-thru lid, the Waterman edition offers you best-in-class sipping for your wildest adventures.
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Short of sawing through your shoes, it's hard to imagine what all the various components look like. These Feit Hiker X Ray Boots ($315) get around this by using a transparent sole that lets you see the bamboo shank, cork footbed, and thread weave from underneath, while offering plenty of more worthwhile features like Horween Chrome Excel leather uppers, hand made Goodyear welts for added durability and strength, and two tone hiking laces for an added bit of style.
As far as "upscale" Chuck Taylors go, we're big fans of John Varvatos' upgraded All Stars — but if the rock/punk/distressed style isn't your thing, check out these Converse Chuck Taylor Clean-Crafted Oxfords ($100). These strikingly plain Chucks are upgraded with fine leather and trimmed in suede to give the classic sneaker a decidedly more subdued look while still differentiating themselves from the ones you can buy at JCPenney.