11 Best of Show shoes and socks from the Winter 2015 Outdoor Retailer Show

Hoka Tor Ultra Hi WP 

HOKA ONE ONE Tor Ultra Hi WP 

The first thing I thought of when I saw the Tor Ultra Hi WP is that I could run in those. Weighing slightly over one pound, the Tor Ultra Hi WP combines HOKA’s signature running shoe cushioning and Meta-Rocker geometry with a supportive high-top upper. The new silhouette is rich with performance enhancing features, including a new Vibram® MegaGrip outsole rubber with five millimeter lugs to provide traction over varied terrain, a leather and nylon mesh upper for durable support, and an eVent® waterproof, breathable membrane to keep feet dry. 

• Available in men’s only

• MSRP: $230.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

http://www.hokaoneone.com/

New Balance 910v2

New Balance 910v2

The 910v2 has the best of both cushioning and lightweight design to create a responsive trail shoe for all types of terrain. A little brother to the 1210 with blended characteristics of the 890, the 910v2 offers a REVlite midsole to give runners superior cushioning. Updated with an improved fit and enhanced flexibility in the forefoot, the 910v2 is designed to be the go-to trainer on the trails. The 910v2 trail shoe boasts an improved RockStop, along with toe protection and a gusseted tongue to provide protection no matter the elements. The upper material was designed for trail specific conditions along with synthetic and mesh for breathability on the trails while keeping out sediment. 

• Available in men’s and women’s styles

• MSRP: $109.95

• Availability: July 2015

http://www.newbalance.com/

Salomon Sense Propulse

Salomon Sense Propulse

The Sense Propulse isn’t the typical looking shoe from Salomon. With an oversized midsole that is sculpted to provide lively transition and toe off that creates a performance ride despite greater midsole volume and the prefect amount of cushioning. The Sense Propulse is perfect for the harder heel striking runner, recovery runs or long distance runs or races where chusioning is important without giving up agility and stability on the trail.

• Available in men’s and women’s styles

• MSRP: $150.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

http://www.salomon.com/us/

Brooks Puregrit 4

Brooks Running Puregrit 4

Protective and lightweight, the PureGrit 4 combines aggressive traction with a close-to-foot fit. The 3D Fit Print technology eliminates seams in the upper to hug the foot closely so runners can comfortably feel more of the trail. The updated upper incorporates the powerful hex lug pattern from the outsole into all of the high wear zones, providing more durability. The Hex lug outsole delivers maximum traction and protection and a forefoot propulsion plate maximizes energy return on a variety of surfaces. Drop: 4mm

• Available in men’s and women’s styles

• MSRP: $120.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

http://www.brooksrunning.com/

Wolverine Stormy Kromer

Wolverine Peninsula Collaboration: Wolverine x Stormy Kromer

The Peninsula Boot features iconic red plaid wool from Stormy Kromer and genuine full-grain leather from the renowned Horween Leather Company. Truly you can see the hand craftsmanship in every stitch. Made in the USA with the finest materials sourced from around the world, the Peninsula Collaboration is inspired by two innovative pioneers from the great state of Michigan.

• Available in men’s only

• MSRP: $400.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

http://www.wolverine.com/US/

Olukai Pala

OluKai Pala

The Pala (Translation: Mellow) is an all-weather, everyday chukka boot with supreme comfort and OluKai’s signature craftsmanship. Features include waterproof full-grain leather with suede collar accent, corded vamp detail, moisture-wicking microfiber lining, and an EquilFit footbed.

• Available in men’s only

• MSRP: $160.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

https://www.olukai.com

Lowa Bandon GTX

LOWA Bandon GTX

The Bandon GTX is the perfect travel shoe that has a low-cut sneaker style that is constructed of full grain leather with GORE-TEX® lining for waterproofness and breathability. Utilizes LOWA's proprietary injected PU midsole technology for comfort and their Sneaker All-Season outsole that is a lightweight, flexible 'sneaker' sole that provides great traction and support.

• Available in men’s only

• MSRP: $185.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

http://www.lowaboots.com/

Cushe Getaway

Cushe Getaway

The Getaway is part of Cushe’s new Kicks Collection, launching as the serious shoe for the not-so-serious athlete. The Getaway is a lightweight shoe that comes in a variety of colors and textures. This style features Cushe Mellow in the footbed, the new standard for laidback comfort thanks to a removable molded EVA with memory foam footbed that forms to the foot and stays supportive in all the right places, all day long. 

• Available in men’s and women’s styles

• MSRP: $75.00

• Availability: March 2015 with more styles and colors launching for the fall. 

http://www.cushe.com/US/en

Chaco Barbary

Chaco Barbary

Chaco, known for their outdoor sandals, dramatically expands its collection of Mountain Lifestyle shoes and boots for the Fall 2015 season. Chaco has incorporated rich leathers, warm fabrics, and heritage patterns­­, all with the support and comfort of the brand’s legendary LUVSEAT footbed, into a collection of stylish but comfortably outdoor footwear. One of the highlights for us was the women’s Barbary, a stylish but functional boot with a variegated wool fold-down collar and a mix of wool and water resistant, full-grain leather in the upper, as well as a plush, wool-fleece lining. 

• Available in women’s only

• MSRP: $150.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

http://www.chacos.com/US/en/Womens-Main

 Keen Tumalo Mid

Keen Tumalo Mid

The Tumalo Mid is another casual shoe that caught our eye and attention while at OR. The upper consist of rich leathers and it has a removable metatomical molded PU footbed with a  leather cover for comfort. Built with vulcanized construction and a non-marking rubber outsole. Also has a mesh lining for breathability. 

• Available in men’s only

• MSRP: $130.00

• Availability: Fall 2015

http://www.keenfootwear.com/

Point6 Hiking Tech Trail

Point6 Hiking Tech Trail Socks

Point6 introduces three new styles of lightweight hiking socks for a good cause. Made from the finest 100-percent compact spun merino wool yarns for maximum durability and comfort. Engineered for a technical fit with just the right amount of cross stretch and sport-specific, terry loop cushioning where hikers need it most. Deep heel pockets and ultra-smooth toe closures for a streamlined fit. But the true story is that 25-percent of sales directly support one of three orgs: 

  • CDT Sock (supports the Continental Divide Trail Coalition) 
  • AT Sock (supports the Appalachian Trail Conservancy)
  • PCT Sock (supports the Pacific Crest Trail Association)

• MSRP: $22.00 

• Availability: Spring 2015

http://www.point6.com/


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