It’s pretty rare to find a pair of shoes that has the performance of hiking boots but the look of stylish city sneakers. And when you’re looking to have a few adventures on your travels but pack light, those rare unicorns are enough to make you rejoice.
Check out the Forsake Range Low shoes. They’re described by the company as “sneakerboots,” an effective name, considering the combination of the look and performance.
The shoes have a Vibram Megagrip outsole, which is super grippy and ideal on both rocky mountain trails and on slick city sidewalks and cobblestones. The compression EVA midsole has a composite shank for superior stability on variable terrain, and the shoe’s wider footprint helps in that respect, as well.
To keep water out, whether it’s from sloshy city puddles or splashing country creeks, there’s a HydroGuard seam-sealed internal membrane to keep your feet dry from those external sources, yet is breathable enough so your feet won’t drown in perspiration. The gusseted tongue and taped seams also assist in resisting water, as well as debris that wants to sneak in through the lace eyelets or that space between the tongue and the upper.
The shoes definitely have a simple style, and when I’m wearing mine, both men and women ask me about them. They’re my stealth hiking shoes that I can wear anywhere.