Seven approach shoes we're obsessed with

Altra's zero-drop, wide toe-box trail runners—which have become insanely popular with thru-hikers—are designed to mimic your foot's natural shape

And four things you should definitely not use it for

A budget-friendly list of the gear you should—and definitely shouldn't—save money on

The stuff we've owned for ages that we couldn't adventure without

Give your wallet a break for just a slight weight penalty

Aislinn Sarnacki, a columnist for the Bangor Daily News in Maine, on her go-to hiking gear

And how to know when it's time to splurge on a new pair

Our editors on what they expect to spend on new gear, with the goal of balancing quality and affordability

Eleven companies making apparel and equipment just the way you like it

The new Vasque Clarion 88s work as good as they look

Customers now have one year to return a product—and must bring in a receipt

An ode to the iconic Le Chameau Chasseur

Sixteen years and eight iterations in, this boot is a solid hiker that feels an awful lot like a trail runner

Both brands just built websites that will help people shop for pre-owned products

Walk on—no matter the weather.

We asked some of our favorite hiking guides to dish on the shoes and boots that they’ve fallen in love with over the years

Here's some key equipment and planning advice from a first-timer who just completed the Appalachian Trail

Seven items that the Mystery Ranch founder always has on the trail

One of the products we are most excited about this year is the new hiking boot from Tecnica, which uses a heat molding process to custom fit each pair of boots.

The well-known ski company now makes specialty trail shoes, too

Why good old leather shit kickers like the Oboz Wind River II BDry still matter

Under Armour’s recently released line of hiking boots draws inspiration from an unlikely source: basketball player Steph Curry.

We asked five outdoor professionals to name the single piece of gear they just can't destroy

There's no need to avoid puddles in these boots.

This bright side panels give this boot a modern look, while the dark brown leather is a nod to Danner's classic heritage. A Virbram brand sole offers traction on both wet and dry surfaces while a GOR-TEX liner ensures that your foot stays dry no matter where you venture.

Your next hiking boot might look like something Marty McFly would wear

This commercial spoof from Polerstuff is the third in a series starring Dr. Dan. This ridiculously hilarious ad was shot by filmmaker Alex Craig and his friend John Stewart aka Dr. Dan.

Hiking boots can be gorgeous, not just utilitarian

From trailhead to summit, boots to keep your feet warm and dry.  (Under Armour) Under Armour Clackamas 200 Best For: Deep Snow If you tramp through half a foot of fresh every morning to get to your car, take note. The 10.5-inch-tall Clackamas rises above the snow, while its water-resistant rubber-and-canvas…

6 easy steps to make old products work like new

5 ways to ensure your kicks last for years

A painstaking reproduction of the boots George Mallory wore in 1924

Old-school picks so good they've remained unchanged for decades

Sure, lasts, uppers, and midsoles all matter. But above all, get the ones that feel good.

Double Plastic Mountaineering Boot: A highly reliable style of footwear that prevents frostbite in alpine environments.

Vasque Sundowner: A svelte hiking boot that serves as a testament to how well-made products can endure despite evolving design trends.

The Women’s Through-Hiking Essentials of 2015

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