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).
One of the worst things to happen in the life of a sneakerhead is the first major scuff on a new pair of shoes. Jason Markk Sneaker Quick Wipes ($11) help you avert the crisis of smudged shoes, preserving their freshness for another day. They have two sides, with two textures for versatile cleaning — one side has blue abrasive dots for removing difficult stains, while the softer side is better for everyday care. These durable wipes come in packs of twelve, and one or two can easily slip into a pocket for emergency shoe care.
If you're looking for the comfort and freedom of running barefoot, with the support of a running shoe, the Nike Free Flyknit ($160) is for you. It combines two comfortable running technologies — Flyknit and Free — into one shoe. The Nike Flyknit upper has a loosely-woven stretchy top that's as comfortable and flexible as a sock, and a more densely-woven base that hugs your feet securely. The Nike Free midsole provides just the right amount of cushioning, while bendable grooves in the arch help maintain a more natural stride.
No matter how nice of a pair of boots you buy, it only takes a few wet days trudging through the mud to make them look like crap. Get your boots ready for rainy weather, and keep them looking good for years with a can of Red Wing Boot Oil ($20). Made from an all-natural mix of pine pitch and mink oil, it prevents boots from cracking and drying, lengthens their life, and helps them repel water. It'll even restore good looks to that pair of boots you've abandoned in your closet for years.
There's no question that shoe technology keeps evolving — ever since some genius thought to add pumps to a pair of kicks, we haven't looked back. The Adidas Springblade ($180) may represent the next critical step in that evolution. Each pair features 16 downward-angled blades in the midsoles that react to your movement and the pavement, springing you off the ground with each step. Couple that with a better fit on the top of the foot and improved temperature resistance, and your old running shoes may be relegated to the back of your closet. Available in August.
Weather in the Summer is about as predictable as the stock market. But, thanks to the Puma Faas Lite Golf Shoes ($100) you can golf with confidence regardless of what the sky looks like. In fact, they're so confident about the waterproofing on these shoes that they've guaranteed it for a year. Lightweight, waterproof microfiber leather keeps your feet dry even after a nasty downpour, and won't weigh you down when it's dry out. SmartQuill traction technology gives you great footing regardless of the terrain, or its condition.
When you're running through the urban jungle, you want your feet to look and feel good. A camouflage-printed upper, green accents and grey swoosh separate the Nike Lunar 5 EXT Camo ($146) from your average running shoe. But, looks aren't always skin deep. Nike's flywire technology keeps the shoes light without sacrificing structure, while the Lunarlon sole helps to evenly distribute your weight. Laser-cut ventilation keeps your feet cool and dry, so you can keep on running.