Eco-friendly shoes used to be fine for backyard lounging, not the backcountry. With its new footwear, Patagonia makes it clear such restrictions no longer apply. Here's why. Performance: The outsole's narrow profile and stiff edges boosted my confidence on sketchy downclimbs, while the upper's durable leather felt slipper-soft after a few days. Sustain-ability: The Huckleberry's outsole, midsole, and poly-cork foam footbed are all made with recycled materials or factory-floor scraps. patagonia.comBonus: It nails the Patagonia ethichardworking, yet handsome enough for casual Fridays.Bummer: Testers with low-volume feet found the lacing finickyachieving a snug fit required futzing.
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