Spring 2013 Gear Guide: New Shoe for 2013

Scarpa Force X Climbing Shoe

This was a hard guide to narrow down and frankly, we probablyadded more shoes than we should have. There are tons of new shoes coming out this spring and we thought we should just show you a bunch of them. The best part is this guide is full of shoes for both men and women. A lot of the styles have a men's and women's model and we tried to specify that. Read the guide, pick a few and make your feet happy!

CLIMBING

Scarpa Force X

Combining a flat-¬‐lasted, comfortable design with excellent edging and sensitivity, the Force X is built for climbers who want both performance and comfort in a climbing shoe. Constructed with suede leather that molds to the foot, the shoe features a liner in the back half and heel pocket, along with a padded mesh tongue, to deliver comfort. A thin flexan midsole provides support without taking away too much sensitivity. An unlined toe box and front of the shoe, V-¬Tension active rands, a rubber toe rand and 4 mm Vibram XS Edge rubber all ensure performance on dime edges and sensitivity on slabs and faces.

Features:

• Dual power strap closure

• Luxurious padded mesh tongue

• Partial lining with suede footbed

• Proven fit of the performance-oriented FF last

• V-Tension™ active randing system

• Vibram® XS Edge

• Men’s and women’s specific fits

• MSRP: $129.00

http://www.scarpa.com/scarpa/products/CLIMBING/CLIMBING-ROCK_CLIMBING/p_70019-001

evolv geshidoEvolv Geshido SC

The Geshido SC are for high, aggressive performance on steep or technical sport, trad and boulder problems. Down-cambered and asymmetric, the Geshido SC's feature the Love Bump and Knuckle Box for added comfort and power-to-toe transfer. The shape and variably thick rubber at the toe allow for outstanding edging and finesse jamming small cracks.

Features:

• Middle strap draws the arch of the shoe into your foot.

• Multi-directional webbing strap structure pulls the shoe into your foot from multiple angles, creating a secure and comfortable fit

• The low profile "Love Bump" midsole reduces dead space under the toes and disperses energy to your toes for edging power and control

• Profile: Asymmetric down-cambered

• Upper: Leather forefoot and synthetic heel

• Lining: Microfiber forefoot, leather footbed, cotton heel

• Midsole: MX-P: 1mm half-length concave midsole

• Sole: 4.2mm TRAX® high friction rubber

• Rand: VTR rand (thicker front toe area)

• Weight: 9.8 oz. ½ pair size 9

• Color: Geshido Green

• Sizes: 4-13.5 US men's (including half sizes)

• MSRP $145

http://www.evolvsports.com/shop/climbing-shoes/geshido-sc/

sportiva BoulderXLa Sportiva Boulder X

La Sportiva tweaked the designs of proven technology from years past to produce the Boulder X. Additional padding underfoot for long approaches and uber sticky rubber add deluxe comfort and performance. The Vibram® Idro-Grip compound stays sticky on every type of rock even when wet. The all leather uppers and sticky rubber toe rands offer durable protection. Ideal protection and performance built for the rigors and abuse of the mountains.

Features:

• Ideal Terrain: approach and hiking on technical terrain requiring friction footwork

• Weight: 16.97 oz./ 481 g

• Last: Boulder

• Ccntruction: Board Lasted

• Upper: Leather

• Lining: Mesh (back half and tongue only)

• Midsole: Micropore EVA

• Insole: 2mm Polypropylene/2mm La SpEVA

• Sole: Vibram® Idro-Grip V-Smear™ Impact Brake System™

• Sizes: 36 - 48 (half sizes)

• Color: Grey/Orange

• MSRP: $105.00

http://www.sportiva.com/products/footwear/climbingapproach/boulder-x

HIKING

treksta altasideTrekSta Alta GTX

Lace up the TrekSta Alta GTX and go tame a trail. With a lugged HyperGrip outsole featuring TrekSta’s IceLock technology, this Gore-Tex® waterproof hiking boot provides sure footing on any surface, and the unique NestFIT design gives you the long-lasting support and comfort you’ve come to expect from TrekSta. Pick the adventure, and the Alta GTX will get you there and back. A full-length nylon shank between the insole and midsole protects your feet from roots and rocks.

Features:

• NestFIT system cradles your feet, accounting for every contour as it follows the natural flow and design of the foot. Upper, insole, midsole, and outsole come together like never before.

• HyperGrip/IceLock sole provides traction in any condition.

• Lightweight, variable-density Zero-Gravity™ EVA midsole joins the sole and insole to create a supportive whole.

• Triple-density EVA insole supports the arch, cushions key strike zones, and strengthens your stride.

• Molded leather heel system for superior lateral support.

• Full-length nylon shank between the insole and midsole protects your feet from roots and rocks.

• Gore-Tex Extended Comfort waterproof/breathable membrane keeps your feet dry and comfortable in varying weather.

• Weight: M’s 21 oz., W’s 18 oz.

• MSRP: $210

http://www.trekstausa.com/p-49-mens-alta-gtx.aspx

aku transalpina1AKU Transalpina GTX

The Transalpina GTX is specifically designed for hikers who are looking for the ultimate in comfort in all outdoor situations. This hiking boot combines durable suede with ultra-breathable AIR 8000 technology for the ultimate in comfort on the trail. The AKU IMS-3 (Internal Midsole System) is a unique exoskeleton midsole structure that combines (1.) a stable and durable PU frame (2.) a soft cushioning layer of compression molded EVA and (3.) an internal 5mm layer of EVA that is bonded to the anatomically-shaped lasting board. This triple density midsole system provides the ultimate in comfort while the exoskeleton frame supports and protects the foot. The Gore-Tex lining and Vibram Cloud outsole complete the functionality of this innovative boot.

Features:

• AIR 8000 - A breathable fabric with the correct thermal balance.

• Internal Midsole System - In the version IMS3, the Internal Midsole System is coupled with an Exoskeleton construction and a second internal element in molded EVA.

• Exoskeleton - A new architecture made of polyurethane, conceived to guarantee protection and stability only where it is needed, without compromising the light weight.

• GORE-TEX® membrane ensures the optimal combination of breathability and insulation, to keep feet dry and comfortable across a wide range of outdoor activities and conditions.

• Vibram® soles are designed according to the specific use needs of the footwear, in terms of both tread design and the particular composition of the rubber compound.

• Available in Men’s sizes 7-13 and Women’s sizes 6-10. Weight: 19.4 oz.

• MSRP: $229

http://www.aku.it/en/scheda/prodotto/96/3294/transalpina_gtx.html

tecnica tornadomidTecnica Tornado Mid GTX

Ultimate light hiker built for comfort and dynamic performance. Features Tecnica's TRS Flex-Lite with a yin yang design for cushioning and support. Upper and bottom unit’s work together to create a natural flex motion. Vibram sole with flex grooves, EVA injected outsole with dual working densities and a gradual rocker bottom for a natural forward fluid motion.

Features:

• Weight:540 gr

• Colors: Chocolate, Rust

• Upper: Premium Nubuk 1.6-1.8mm Suede with Comfort Collar

• Lining: Gore-Tex®

• Outsole: Vibram Tornado

• Midsole: EVA Inj Bi-density

• Footbed: Anatomic Ortholite®

• Available in men's and women's sizes.

• MSRP $175.00

• http://shop.tecnicausa.com/Product/1501%2013%20TORNADO%20GTXMD%20CHOC/outdoor-tornado-mid-gtx-m's

wolverine terrain2Wolverine Terrain II Low

The Wolverine Terrain II low-cut hiker offers lightweight, customizable support. Using patented Wolverine ICS (individual comfort system) technology, wearers can personalize their level of comfort for how they walk by simply adjusting the gel disc under the Terrain’s performance OrthoLite footbed. A highly breathable mesh upper is equipped with TPU lacing to wrap and stabilize the foot. An M6 rubber outsole provides dependable traction and has a breaking heel for control when going downhill. A durable toe bumper protects high-wear areas along the front of the shoe, and a heel loop makes the Terrain easy-on, easy-off. The Terrain is backed by Wolverine’s 30 day comfort guarantee.

Features:

• Wolverine performance leather uppers lined with waterproof membrane and wave mesh lining

• Removable full cushion EVA with mesh insole

• Top loaded Wolverine iCS midsole providing extreme all day comfort

• EVA/rubber outsole.

• Available in Moss, Mountain Blue or Brown

• MSRP: $110.00

• http://www.wolverine.com/CA/en-CA/Product.mvc.aspx/22634M/61016/Mens/Terrain-Wolverine-iCS-Waterproof-Low-Cut-Hiker

merrill proterraMerrell Men's Proterra Sport

Blaze new trails with minimalist hiking shoes from Merrell. Designed with a revolutionary new technology, Stratafuse, the glove-like fit of the Proterra Sport makes it feel like it was made for your feet. Trek through streams, around boulders and over mountains with breathable men’s athletic shoes that are lightweight, durable and flexible for optimal responsiveness. The low profile on these hiking shoes gives you a close connection to the ground, and coupled with the responsive traction design, they’re perfect for trail running or day hiking. Feel the ground beneath your feet when you put our new minimalist-inspired men’s hiking shoes to the test. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

Features:

• Strobel construction

• Merrell Stratafuse™ Fabric upper provides a glove like fit for lightweight durability and natural movement

• Low cut upper

• Bellows tongue keeps debris out

• Protective TPU rand and toe cap

• Breathable mesh upper treated with Aegis®

• EVA removable footbed treated with Aegis® antimicrobial solution

• 4mm Drop / 10mm Cush / 21mm Stack Height

• Molded TPU arch shank

• Minimal design PU midsole increases ground contact and enhances stability

• 2.5mm sole lug depth

• Merrell Proterra Sole / Sticky Rubber

• Men’s Weight: 1lb 7oz

• MSRP: $100.00

http://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/30885M/74566/Mens/Proterra-Sport?dimensions=0#sthash.rsJZ5K3J.dpuf

vasque mantraVasque Mantra 2.0

Recognizing an underserved demand for a more structured low hiker, Vasque built the Mantra 2.0 as the most rugged and supportive shoe in their hiking line-up. To maximize stability underfoot, the Mantra 2.0 utilizes a molded polyurethane midsole which is very unique in a low shoe. The leather upper provides additional rigidity and support, not to mention protection from the sometimes evil inconsistencies of the trail. Keeping true to its higher-end feature set, the Mantra 2.0 is also available with a Gore-Tex® lining.

Features:

• Vibram® rubber compounds deliver superior grip, traction and durability.

• Perpetuum Last - As the name suggests, the Perpetuum Last creates a fit for steady, long distance endeavors.

• Available in Widths

• Construction

• Weight: 2lb. 4 oz. (1026g)

• Outsole: Vibram® Nuasi

• Last: Perpetuum

• Midsole: Molded PU

• Available Sizes:

• Men's Medium 7-12,13,14

• Men's Wide 8 -12 ,13

• MSRP: $120.00

• http://www.vasque.com/vasque-shoe/7066-vasque/

scarpa rapidltScarpa Rapid LT

Mountain minimal design meets lightweight approach and hiking shoe in the new Rapid LT. Borrowing design cues from its trail-¬‐running focused cousin, SCARPA’s award-¬‐winning Spark, the Rapid LT is a lightweight hybrid fabric and suede leather shoe with a minimal yet still protective midsole for hiking, approach and all-¬‐around trail use. A low-¬‐profile midsole, with 6 mm of drop from heel to forefoot, keeps the foot closer to the trail for stability. A reduced heel counter folds over on itself so the shoe packs up smaller, taking up less space in a pack when used as a shoe for approaching and then descending off a rock climb. The shoe can features a convertible heel pull loop to allow easier clipping to a climbing harness. As well, the sole is stickier than a normal rail runner or hiker for grip when used as a lightweight alpine shoe, and lacing to the toe ensures excellent fit. Adhering to SCARPA’s Planet Friendly guidelines, materials are between 30 to 100 percent recycled content, and the midsoles incorporate an additive to promote quick breakdown under landfill conditions.

Features:

• Convertible heel pull loop

• Low profile compression-molded EVA midsole

• Packable heel design

• Planet Friendly

• Rubber toe rand

• 11.3 ounces per shoe, men’s 42.

• Men’s and women’s specific fits.

• MSRP: $110.00

• http://www.scarpa.com/scarpa/rapid-lt-womens

keen verdiwpKeen Verdi WP

This low cut style offers abrasion-resistant closed mesh uppers and a high-traction outsole that grips in all directions…for more technical terrain. It’s waterproof, comfortable, and perfect style for longer day hikes or wet weather adventures.

Features:

• 4mm multi directional lugs

• Abrasion resistant and breathable textile mesh upper

• Dual density compression molded EVA midsole

• Durable leather overlays

• Gusseted tongue construction keeps out debris

• Internal torsion stability heel and TPU arch shank

• KEEN.DRY ™ waterproof breathable membrane

• Non-marking rubber outsole

• Patented toe protection

• Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed

• Strobel lasted construction using 80% recycled material

• MSRP: $110.00

http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/product/shoes/men/trailhead/verdi%20wp

Northside KionaNorthside Women’s Kiona LTC

Balancing style and performance, the Women’s Kiona LTC is a light hiking/walking shoe featuring an ultra-lightweight, breathable mesh for extra comfort and a high traction outsole for necessary support in rough terrain. From the road to the trail, the Kiona will keep any lady feeling and looking good.

Features:

• Ultra-Lightweight soft shell and breathable mesh

• Compression molded EVA midsole

• High Traction Outsole

• Sizes W 6-10

• Available in Black/Purple and Grey/Fuchsia

• MSRP: $49.95

http://www.northsideusa.com/

RUNNING

inov8 Road-x-treme188Inov-8 ROAD-X-TREME 188

The Road-X-Treme is a lightweight shoe designed with an experienced minimalist in mind. This shoe has a female specific fit as well as a mixed mesh lining which provide a breathable upper. The EVA and rubber outsole offers maximum traction whilst remaining lightweight.

Features:

• Weight: 188g / 6.6oz

• Upper: Synthetic, TPU

• Lining: Mesh

• Footbed: 6mm

• Midsole: Injected EVA

• Drop: 6mm

• MSRP: $100.00

http://www.inov-8.com/new/global/Product-View-Road-X-Treme-188.html?L=26

sportiva HeliosLa Sportiva Helios

The new La Sportiva Helios is a very lightweight shoe that provides a smooth ride thanks to the morphodynamic sole technology. The lightweight, highly breathable uppers feature an internal “slip-on” construction which braces the foot without constricting movement. This allows the wearer to slip on the shoe without lacing, a bonus for the free time user. The toe and heel are covered with a protective coating, and high frequency reinforcements at the lacing point creates perfect distribution of tension during training sessions.

Features:

• Integral Gusseted Tongue

• Construction for an excellent fit and easy use

• Highly flexible morphodynamic™ midsole adapts to trail features and delivers the perfect amount of cushioning

• Hydrain Nylon® mesh allows quick drainage while keeping out silt and sand

• MSRP: $120.00

http://www.sportiva.com/products/footwear/mountain-running/helios#tech-specs.

hitec vlite infinity trailHi-Tec V-Lite Infinity Trail

Building on the popularity of the V-Lite Infinity HPi trail runner, the Infinity Trail offers a highly innovative and technical trail shoe with a retro, stylish look and a functional seamless molded upper that protects feet from the elements.

Features:

• ion-mask™ hydrophobic water management technology

• V-Lite Infinity design and build technology

• S.U.Z.E. seamless molded upper

• ESS shank support with rock protection plate to aid descending

• Multi density trail specific midsole

• Exclusive Vibram® trail outsole

• Colors: Black/Clementine (shown)

• Sizes: 7-12, 13

• MSRP: $ 130.00

http://www.hi-tec.com/us/v-lite-infinity-trail-i.html

treksta syncTrekSta Sync

Offering a lightweight yet structured upper, the Sync has a heel-to-toe differential of only 4mm. Anatomical sensor zones in the Independent Suspension Technology (IST) sole sense and respond to the terrain for a pure connection between the runner and the trail. These features will encourage proper running mechanics while balancing comfort with ground feel. With the industry midsole differential currently 10-12mm, the Sync will provide an optimal transition towards more minimalist footwear for a majority of runners.

Features:

• NestFIT system cradles your feet, accounting for every contour as it follows the natural flow and design of the foot. Upper, insole, midsole, and outsole come together like never before.

• HyperGrip sole provides superior traction.

• Ultralight EVA midsole compliments the insole for a naturally balanced and stable foundation.

• EVA insole supports the arch, cushions key strike zones, and strengthens your stride.

• Highly breathable mesh upper keeps your feet cool and dries quickly.

• IST sole: Anatomical sensor zones recognize and respond to terrain for a pure connection between runner and trail.

• Weight: M’s 10.9-oz., W’s 9.5-oz.

• MSRP: $125.00

http://www.trekstausa.com/p-46-mens-sync.aspx

scarpa minimaScarpa Minima

The perfect minimal road-¬‐to-¬‐trail crossover shoe, the Minima provides appropriate cushion for moderate road use yet is protective enough for most trails. With a 12mm heel height and a 6mm forefoot height, the Minima is a minimal shoe for forefoot and mid-¬‐foot running that still offers sufficient protection for trail use. The Minima employs a new Vibram sole, the Veloce, with well-spaced lugs and durable treads, along with an injected EVA midsole. 2mm EVA stroebel enhances cushioning. The microfiber synthetic leather and mesh uppers use welded construction for superb flexibility and breathability. The fit is lower profile, with a snug feel in the heel and midfoot and a wider toe box.

Features:

• Model for endurance race and trail running on short distances

• Sensitivity, flexibility, agility, lightness are the main features of this model, suitable for use on trails

• Precise fit, uniform backing, 6 mm. drop.

• The upper consists of a microfiber structure thermo-welded on 3D mesh base that wraps the foot, without compromising the freedom of movement.

• Veloce sole: injected EVA insert that reduces the deformation of the material, even on reduced thicknesses.

• Rubber outsole by Vibram®, essential and ultra-light.

• 10.2 ounces per shoe, men’s 42.

• Men’s and women’s specific fits

• MSRP: $129.00

http://www.scarpa.com/scarpa/products/TRAIL/TRAIL-RUNNING

NB 910New Balance 910

The New Balance 910 is a trail shoe that has the best of both stability and cushioning to create a lightweight, high cushion trail shoe for all types of terrain. A little brother of the 1210, blended with the characteristics of the 890, the 910 offers a REVLite midsole to give superior cushioning. With the trail-specific fit of the new UL-1 last, and go-fast attitude of REVLite, the 910 is designed to be the go-to trainer on the trails. With an 8MM drop and 10.18 OZ, the 910 gives you versatility for any terrain. The 910 trail shoe boasts a RockStop plate and ABZORB cushioning in the forefoot to provide protection, giving the runner a better feel for the terrain. A NuFoam upper package was designed for trail specific conditions along with a synthetic and mesh upper for breathability on the trails while keeping out sediment.

Features:

• 8mm drop

• Aggressive lugged outsole gives maximum traction for off-road activities

• Dual-density Collar uses both a softer density foam against the foot for cushioning, and a firmer density foam for support

• Gusseted tongue sewn in place to keep debris out for midfoot protection

• Ortholite® foam insert delivers odor resistance, long term comfort, and superior breathability.

• Rock Stop™2 midsole technology provides full-foot stability and protection from debris

• Suede/Mesh upper

• MSRP: $110.00

http://www.newbalance.com/New-Balance-910/MT910,default,pd.html

tecnica demon maxTecnica Demon Max

The Demon Max is built with TRS Max Technology — think oversized, rolling rocker, stability and protection. The oversized MAX platform provides twice the cushioning and stability in a 10% lighter package. A 30% bigger footprint enhances agility and grip. For Ultra Trail Runners or fast hikers and outdoor athletes who need more cushioning, stability, protection and support in rugged conditions. Synthetic/PU mesh upper features a welded three layer seamless construction.

Features:

• Sizes: US 7 - 13.5

• Weight:415 grams

• Colors: Orange-Lime

• Upper: 3 Layer seamless upper: Synthetic PU / mesh

• Lining: Textile

• Outsole: TRS Max Tecnigrip

• Midsole: Phylon EVA

• Footbed: Anatomic Ortholite®

• Available in men's and women's sizes and color way.

• MSRP: $130.00

http://shop.tecnicausa.com/Product/1501%2013%20DEMON%20MAX%20ORA/outdoor-demon-max-lx-m's

brooks ravennaBrooks Running Ravenna 4

A middle child to Neutral and Support, the Ravenna 4 was built for in-between feet. This season, Brooks has honed in on midfoot capture and engineered a saddle that envelopes the foot with an adjustable band. Anatomical Brooks® DNA – Working with BioMoGo, Brooks® DNA responds to your every step, dispersing impact and providing ideal comfort and protection as the pace and surface change.

Features:

• Full-Length BioMoGo

• Caterpillar Crash Pad

• Full-length S-257 Cushole

• Universal ½ Sprung Platform

• HPR Plus – A higher durability, abrasion-resistant rubber outsole compound that wears longer.

• Engineered Cush Pod Configuration

• Soft Blown Rubber Forefoot

• Moisture-Managing Element Mesh/Liner

• Profile Sockliner

• Conformable Saddle Construction

• Microfiber Overlay Materials

• Synthetic Overlay Materials

• Offset: 9.5 - 10.5 Mm

• Arch: Flat

• Gender: Male & Female

• Pronation: Mild

• MSRP: $110.00

http://www.brooksrunning.com/Ravenna-4/110131,default,pd.html

WATERSPORTS 

wolverine creekbedWolverine Creek Bed

The Wolverine Creek Bed is designed to excel in the water and out. The patented C3 Cross Channel Circulation midsole forces water out and draws in fresh air to cool and dry the foot quickly. A quick drying breathable mesh upper also wicks moisture away from the foot for speedy wet to dry transitions. A recessed lacing system features flat laces with a braided core to provide a good foothold underwater and above. Incredibly lightweight at 9.8 ounces, the Creek Bed has a rubber outsole for traction with a rounded heel ideal for use in kayaks or canoes.

Features:

• Quick dry breathable mesh upper

• Unlined

• C3 footbed

• EVA midsole

• Dual-density EVA outsole

• Strobel construction

• Soft flex

• Available in Orange or Grey

• MSRP: $80.00

http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/30932M/74744/Mens/Creek-Bed-Wolverine-Multi-Sport-Shoe

hitec premillaHi-Tec Premilla Strap

These beautiful and thoughtfully designed adventure sandals provide the fit and function necessary to help women navigate off road and pool side while meeting summer’s fashion and comfort needs.

Features:

• Performance synthetic upper, offers versatility and comfort

• Adjustable, easy to use, buckle fastening ensures a comfortable and secure fit

• Multiple straps gives the foot support

• Moisture-wicking lining keeps the foot dry

• Bespoke webbing details deliver a sophisticated, feminine edge

• Sculpted EVA footbed/Midsole delivers underfoot comfort, stability and support

• MDT durable rubber outsole for traction and performance

• Colors: Grey/Wine (shown), Dark Taupe/Light Taupe/Golden Haze, Black/Grey

• Sizes: 5-11 (whole sizes)

• MSRP: $55.00

http://www.hi-tec.com/us/premilla-strap.html

olukai kiaiOluKai Kia’i

The Kia’i is one of the official shoes of the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association; meaning they are tested by 450+ of some of the world’s toughest watermen as they patrol the rocky cliffs and riptide-ravaged shores of the islands. And in the spirit of OluKai’s dedication to giving back, a portion of proceeds of the Kia’i is given to help support Hawaii’s Junior Lifeguard program, inspiring the next generation of elite Hawaiian life savers.

Features:

• Water-resistant synthetic leather strap with soft, quick-drying Lycra knit lining and neoprene backer.

• Anatomical compression-molded EVA midsole with a non-slip brushed EVA drop-in footbed for personalized fit.

• Non-marking rubber or gum rubber outsole with coral reef lug design for added grip.

• Soft nylon toe post webbing

• embroidered HLA and island chain detail

• laser-etched HLA footbed logo

• A portion of proceeds goes to support the HLA Junior Guard Program.

rider dunas• MSRP: $70.00

http://www.olukai.com/Product_AllMens_Kia'i_10118-4242.aspx

Rider Dunas VI

The Dunas VI is a new take on one of Rider’s bestselling sandals. This casual and comfortable flip-flop features a classic, synthetic-leather upper, a soft, waffle-textured EVA insole, and an extra-soft fabric toe.

• MSRP: $32.00

http://www.ridersandals.com/shop/men/dunas-vi.html

chaco fontasChaco Fontas

Printed canvas accents peek through the premium full-grain leather straps of the Fontas. The LUVSEAT™ footbed and 25% recycled rubber EcoTread™ outsole keep you grounded and supported.

Features:

Full-grain leather upper with printed canvas upper

• Pigskin lining

• Fixed fit

• Microsuede lined LUVSEAT™ footbed

• New Chill outsole with EcoTread™ rubber

• 2.5mm lug depth and all-purpose tread design

• Non-marking sole

• MSRP $85.00

http://www.chacos.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/31221M/0/Mens/Fontas?dimensions=0

LIFESTYLE

sanuk funkshwaySanuk Funk Shway

First inspired by a design trip to TOKYO, the Chiba Collection gets its name from the iconic Japanese city. For Spring, Sanuk expanded the collection to include some funky new upper patterns and a fresh mix of textiles.

Features:

• Super Soft, High Rebound, Molded EVA Footbed featuring AEGIS Antimicrobial additive

• Happy U Rubber Sponge Outsole

• Handmade Heavy Textile Upper Featuring New Toe Seam Construction

• Unique Textile Liner

• Vegan and Vegetarian

• MSRP: $65.00

http://www.sanuk.com/mens-funk-shway-sidewalk-surfers/SMF1140,default,pd.html

keen maderasKeen Maderas Lace

The Maderas Lace makes weekdays go by in comfort and the weekends long in style. This eco-conscious shoe is crafted with no adhesives through a direct vulcanizing process. The shoes even use recycled aluminum eyelets.

Features:

• Canvas lining

• Canvas upper

• Direct vulcanized process uses no adhesives

• Molded rubber footbed

• Non-marking rubber outsole

• Recycled aluminum eyelets

• MSRP: $60.00

http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/product/shoes/men/blvd/maderas%20lace

NB YachtNew Balance 574 Yacht Club Collection

New Balance introduces the 574 Yacht Club Collections for Spring 2013. Celebrating New England’s yachting culture, this footwear collection brings together historical details with modern styling. The 574 Yacht Club collection features uppers done in core suede colors with bright pops and mesh accents drawn from fishing nets. The men’s lining highlights the collegiate, prep culture with a navy pinstripe as found in traditional boating blazers. The women’s lining is inspired by the striped sails of collegiate racing sailboats. Flecked laces mimic the braided ropes found on boats.

• MSRP: $74.99

http://www.newbalance.com/Yacht-Club-574/ML574-YC,default,pd.html

evolv cruzerEvolv Cruzers

Another shoe of note for climbing, travel, all-round in town use, and light hiking are the Cruzers. Utilizing Evolvs TRAX rubber for sticky grip on slabby approaches or bouldery hikes. The cotton upper is reinforced at the heel to be collapsible allowing the shoe to be used like a slipper. Super versatile, you can do light bouldering in them and just as comfortably wander the streets of Barcelona after a week on Catalunia rock.

Features:

• Barefoot friendly, moisture wicking, microfiber lined memory foam insole for lasting comfort

• Thin, cushy, minimal-drop flat EVA midsole

• Soft microfiber lining for comfort

• Folding heel for slipper like convenience

• Heel pull tab for clipping to harness or backpack

• MSRP $75.00

http://www.evolvsports.com/shop/approach-shoes/cruzer-red/

chaco stoweChaco Stowe

A full-grain leather cuff wraps your foot in style and secures you to the low-profile and comfortable footbed of the Stowe. The unique toe-loop straps and partially recycled rubber outsole complete the premium sandal package.

Features:

• Full-grain leather upper with medial goring

• Pigskin lining

• Fixed fit

• LUVSEAT™ footbed

• New Chill outsole with EcoTread™ rubber

• 2.5mm lug depth

• All-purpose tread design

• Non-marking sole

• MSRP: $85.00

http://www.chacos.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/31144W/0/Womens/Stowe-Sandal?dimensions=0

taos deuceTaos Footwear Deuce

The women’s Taos Deuce has two buckled straps for a custom fit. An innovative cork-PU contoured footbed lined in suede with latex padding provides exceptional comfort. Made with full grain leather for a great look and lasting durability.

Features:

• Upper: Full grain leather

• Adjustability: Two-band slide with buckles for a custom fit

• Lining: Leather for great feel and durability

• Footbed: Innovative Cork-PU contour footbed

• Footbed lining: Suede with added latex padding for exceptional comfort

• Outsole: Lightweight, flexible, durable TPR

xero shoes• Made in Spain

• MSRP: $115.00

http://taosfootwear.com/shoes/sandals/deuce/

Xero Shoes Sandals

If you are looking for a custom look as well as a one of a kind sandal, the Xero Shoes are just what you are looking for. Xero Shoe makes it easy to have custom shoes that you can build in a kit. Or if you are not up for that they can custom make them for you. All you do is make a tracing of your foot and get that to them and they will send you back a custom made sandal.

• MSRP: $19.95 - $39.95

http://xeroshoes.com/

KIDS

hitec omahaHi-Tec Omaha WP Jr.

Sturdy and waterproof, this shoe can handle the rough and tumble life on the playground all year ‘round. Plus, the Big-Fit System’ insoles deliver added cushioning and comfort, while increasing the life span of the shoes.

Features:

• Suede and mesh upper

• Waterproof bootie construction

• Soft padded collar for added comfort

• Functional and stylish MDT outsole

• Colors: Chocolate/Taupe/Clementine and Oat/Royal Blue/Limoncello

• Sizes: 10, 11, 12, 13, 1-7

• MSRP: $60.00

http://www.hi-tec.com/us/omaha-wp-jr.html

saucony kinvarakidsSaucony Kids Kinvara 3

The Kinvara 3 features a new innovative upper technology for an exceptional fit and strategically-placed rubber on the outsole for an even better ride.

Features:

• Flex Film™

• Memory Foam Heel Pods

• HydraMAX Collar Lining

• A superior lining material that has great moisture-wicking properties as well as a plush hand feel

• Heel Grid System

• Offers stable cushioning in the heel

• A diverse midsole material that is durable, lightweight and provides responsive cushioning

• Triangular Lug Design

• Non-marking Rubber Outsole

• MSRP: $60.00

http://www.saucony.com/

keen jamisonKeen Jamison

The Jamison is the perfect shoe for those perfect days outside. Featuring an abrasion-resistant and breathable textile mesh upper lining to keep hard working feet cool, this shoe will make any child happy during their active adventures. The Jamison is a great on-the-go fit for your on-the-go kid.

Features:

• Type: Bungee Styles, Sneakers

• Gender: Boys, Girls

• Lining: Textile

• Upper: Abrasion resistant textile

• Rubber: Non-marking rubber outsole

• Abrasion resistant and breathable textile mesh upper

• Non-marking rubber outsole

• Secure fit lace capture system

• MSRP: $50.00

http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/product/shoes/kids/youth/jamison#