From Trail to Tavern with Forsake Range High Boots

If there’s anything we talk about over and over at Practical Travel Gear, it’s the need for versatility in gear so that you don’t have to cram your suitcase with a bunch of single-use items that are awesome for one thing, but not so great for many others. When your itinerary includes outdoor adventures, you want gear that’ll perform well for the adventure, but you might also want the same gear to use for everyday wear, and that’s not always easy.

Check out the Forsake Range High boots, a solution to that need for high performance and urban style.

These sneakerboots have a seam-sealed waterproof-grade full grain leather and nubuck leather upper that resists moisture absorption and has all-weather protection for your adventures. But they also look great for work and all manners of play when you’re traveling. Wear them for a day of hiking, museum visits, and discovering culinary hot spots—and they’ll work well for it all.

The Vibram Megagrip outsole has great grip on both wet and dry terrain and along with the composite shank, proves solid stability wherever you wear the boots. The gusseted tongue’s a little wider on top, which adds to the stable and secure feel on your feet, and it also helps prevent dirt, water, sand, and pebbles from getting into the boots.

Whether your hikes involve dirt trails, city steps, cobblestone streets, or a combination of all of them, these boots have gotten me through them all… plus, a few bars, as well.

Forsake Range High boots for men come in black, gray, and brown/tan, and list for $119.95 on the Forsake site. The same boots for women list at the same price and come in black/arctic and brown/cypress. Note that the versions for each gender may carry the same name but don’t look exactly the same, so study up first.


Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.

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