The first-of-its-kind approach shoe returns in spring 2019

We had the chance to see the brand’s new packs, running shoes, hiking boots, and apparel nearly a year before they’ll hit shelves.

The latest hikers are as cozy as they are bombproof

Say goodbye to cement blocks—the latest crop of hiking shoes and boots is lighter and comfier than ever

Including a classic like Crocs to a pair of $100 down booties

Five adventurous kicks that look good enough to wear in the office

After years of testing, I've determined that these must be the most versatile approach shoes around

We stopped six trekkers passing through Oregon to find out what they love most so far

As summer approaches, the risk of deadly heat stroke grows. Here’s a list of gear and advice on how to avoid it.

A basketball-hiker mashup? These two brands totally make it work.

The perfect mix of heritage, style, durability, and comfort

Treksta releases an award-winning new boot with a hands-free lacing system

2015 Gear of the Year Winner

The Bikepacking Essentials of 2015

The latest hikers are lighter and more tricked out than ever before.

Arrive prepared no matter where the trail takes you.

Hiking boots get a long-overdue dose of style.

Lightweight and bomber, these are the shoe-boots you want when the singletrack gets muddy.

Eliminate goggle fog with such a simple fix? Genius.

Shoes fall into the “do not skimp” category when it comes to gear.

Comfort and support in an unbelievably lightweight shoe

Trail shoes still fall into two basic categories: (1) heavier-duty, backpacking-boot-inspired high-tops that can handle off-trail travel and have serious ankle support, and (2) lighter-weight low and mid cuts that are designed to be worn either on less technical terrain or when you’re shouldering a lighter pack.

Outside picks the best hiking gear of June 2012, including the Helly Hansen Odin Fastpack.

It’s “the perfect fourteener shoe,” one Colorado-based tester proclaimed, which is perhaps the best compliment a running-hiking hybrid like the PeakFreak can receive.

I need a shoe for hiking several miles in the heat that has sticky rubber for wet rock and comes in size 14. I've found that approach shoes are too hot and heavy, and the rubber on trail running shoes isn't sticky enough. Worse, brands like Sportiva and Salewa don't carry anything that fits.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Timberland's Lite Trace Mid boot.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Merrell's Wilderness Canyon hiking boot.

I planning a hike through the Narrows in Zion National Park, which involves wading up the Virgin River. What do you recommend to keep warm? Dry is obviously not possible. How about footwear? Connie New Haven, Connecticut

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Lafuma Xmotion Leather Low hiking shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Teva Forge Pro Event hiking shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Keen Red Rock Low hiking shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Merrell Covert shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Columbia Master of Faster Low hiking shoe.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Merrell Avian Light Sport Hikers.

July 15-17, Alta, Wyoming.

I am going on a Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim day hike in several weeks. I have done a lot of hiking mainly in light boots but I am wondering about using trail runners for this one. Any suggestions? Mark Henderson, NV

Because great adventures start with dependable kicks.

I am trying to find a good, durable approach shoe for both lightweight packing and climbing/canyoneering without have to change shoes. I am a minimalist when it comes to gear. I have read good things about the Five Ten Guide Tennies. Any thoughts or recommendations?FredSanta Monica, CA

If you were only going to take one pair of shoes or boots to Belize to hike in the jungle, visit some ruins, and screw around on some zipline and cave tubing tours, what would you take? I'd love both a male and female option (for my companion).-AdamBoulder, CO

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