Some shoe silhouettes never go out of style, but that doesn't mean they can't be made better with the addition of a bit of modern footwear technology — and the Nike Air Max Lunar 90 ($130) is proof. This classic shoe gets an update making the sole and upper more breathable, lightweight, and comfortable. The combination of a Lunarlon sole, a seamless upper, and a compression molded collar, lining, and tongue give these old-school kicks a touch of new-school ventilation, responsiveness, and wearability. Available now as a limited release in the original Air Max colorway, these shoes will soon be released in a series of other colorways to reflect the update.
Light up the slopes on your next nighttime run with the Nike LunarEndor QS Snowboard Boot ($TBA) thanks to the thirty LEDs implanted in each swoosh. They're powered by a built-in lithium ion battery, and controlled by a convenient power button in the boot's cuff, so you can decide when to switch them on and off. The technology doesn't stop at the lights though — they feature Lunarlon foam for a soft ride and improved impact resistance. They also have a customizable flex line system that lets you choose from three levels of stiffness, so you can optimize the ride for the park, the half pipe, or the backcountry. Available mid-December.
The latest in their series of collaborations with fellow Oregon native Nike, the Nike x Poler Vapen Snowboard Boots ($240) give us one more reason to like camo this winter. While meant for the snow, they come in an otherwise autumnal colorway — sporting shades of brown, green, and of course Poler's signature camouflage on the tongue and interior liner. They feature a mid-flex feel best for all around riding, with plenty of insulation to keep your feet warm throughout the season, and a weatherproof exterior to make sure your toes stay nice and dry.
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.
Just because you're hitting the trail this weekend doesn't mean you need to abandon your sneakerhead ways — especially when you're wearing a pair of Nike Lunar LDV Sneakerboots ($140). While retaining a silhouette similar to your favorite pair of sneakers, these boots feature a mid-height collar giving them better ankle support. A Lunarlon midsole gives them lots of cushioning, while a waffle outsole gives you grip on just about any surface. A cutout leather upper features suede overlays, so your feet stay comfortable without added bulk or reduced durability.
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.
In a partnership celebrating their shared outdoor heritage, and in particular their roots in logging, the Woolrich x Danner Old Growth Collection includes a pair of boots ($340), a scarf ($55), a blanket ($150), and a shirt-jacket ($295) each made in the USA. The Danner Light Mill Street boots come in a classic silhouette from a company that has made boots for nearly a century, and feature Woolrich wool quarter panels that match the other items in the collection. The shirt-jacket, scarf, and blanket are exactly what you need for a cool fall night spent in the country, or fireside in your backyard. Each item features green accents, co-branded leather details, and will be available this November.
Make sure your shoe game is ready for fall with a pair (or two) of these Poler x Nike Braata Sneakers ($70). In a partnership celebrating the two companies' Portland heritage, these sneakers come in the Nike Braata skateboarding silhouette, available in three patterns of Poler Outdoor Stuff camouflage. Choose from their classic camo, night camo, or — our fall favorite — autumn camo. But, just like the leaves on the trees, these shoes will be gone quickly. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Get the fit of a great running shoe with the comfort and style of a casual sneaker with Nike Air Pegasus 83/30 ($100). This classically-inspired shoe comes in a range of colorways accented with a reflective stripe, ideal for visibility at night. The mesh upper features stitch-less construction for a comfortable fit that won't leave you feeling the seams. That mesh is also great for ventilation, so your feet won't get too hot after a long day. A phylon midsole provides plenty of support, while flexible grooves in the sole bend with the natural motion of your foot.
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.
Combining classic footwear designs with top-quality materials and current style touches, Greats Sneakers ($60-$100) deliver shoes that look as timeless as they do modern. Launching with two models — The Wilson and The Royale — they'll soon add a range of shoes in line with their design ethos. The Wilson is an updated take on the classic canvas low top, made from cotton, leather, and vulcanized rubber (available in navy, red, and white). The Royale looks like a retro tennis shoe, and features deerskin and calfskin leather throughout (available in chocolate, grey, and black).