Holiday Gift Ideas For Outdoors Enthusiasts (Footwear)

Our last gift guide covered items that were mostly under $50. This time, we’re sharing some of our favorite footwear companies. We didn’t realize how many great brands we covered in the past 12 months, until we started putting this article together. Seems like we managed to find a winner for all of our favorite activities. (Hint: the links will take you to our review)

Forsake Hiker in brown/green

Skate shoes crossed with hiking boots by Forsake, a genuinely hip brand. These are not your dad’s boots, and are unlike anything any other shoe out there.

Love your minimalist shoes, but can’t wear them in the office? TUNEfootwear should be your next stop. Dressy looks, barefoot comfort.

Fashion meets function for active lifestyles with Ahnu. Hard working footwear that looks good too.

For the cyclist that puts in long miles and demands the best in quality and comfort, there’s Gaerne.

Hike to the top of the mountain, or run to the next peak, with Vasque.

Five Ten isn’t just for rock climbing. They also have awesome designs for MTB, BMX, skaters, and casual wear.

Keen sandals and hiking boots – footwear for every outdoor occasion.

Scandinavian quality goes high tech with ECCO. From the office to marathons, they have what you need.

Whether you’re riding on the road, hitting the trails, or even taking in a spin class, Serfas has a cycling shoe for you.

Black OOFOS OOriginal Thong

When it’s time to chill, take a load off with OOFOS. The best way we can describe them is “recovery thongs”.

You can also click on the Footwear link above to see socks, as well as all the brands we’ve written about, but not reviewed. The amount of technology that goes into shoes and boots today is pretty astounding. Anatomical lasts for comfort, breathable and waterproof materials for hot, cold, wet, and dry conditions. A shoe is no longer just a shoe.

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