Everyday Adventure: Forsake Boots

everyday adventure forsake boots
When was the last time you were able to walk out of the office and hit the trail for a lunch break hike instead of grabbing a quick bite at Steak and Shake? If you’re anything like us, the answer is probably never; we all spend too much time staring at pictures of mountains on Instagram than actually disappearing for a weekend – or even an afternoon for that matter – on the trail. However, just because your gnarliest hike happens to be across Central Park doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for a week long jaunt down the Appalachian Trail, even if only in your dreams.

We came across boutique boot maker Forsake last fall on our never ending quest to keep our feet dry both on and off the trail during wet Rocky Mountain winters, and our season-long test has been pure bliss. Forsake was started in 2010 by a pair of friends living on the road in search of the best deep powder turns. They needed a shoe that could handle the rigors of ski resort living – icy parking lots, early morning trails, and the apres ski scene – all while pulling double duty at work and around town. The resulting line up of “sneaker boots” are inspired by classic hiking boots, with an added touch of modern materials and smooth designs.

Forsake Hiker Boots

The Hiker ($130) is Forsake’s Flagship waterproof model, and our favorite for everything from morning coffee runs through slush and rain, to impromptu afternoon hikes after ducking out of the office a little too early. With reinforced heel and toe bumpers, and full seam taping, they’ll stay looking brand new after a few seasons of hard wear. Can your suede Chukkas do that?

OrangeBanks_Lateral

Their latest addition to the collection is the new Banks ($100). This low top hearkens back to early 1960s designs and the heyday of desert tower climbing in the untracked Southwest. Forsake’s update has a beefed up midsole and outer for comfort whether you’re traversing red rock in Arches National Park, or just crossing the street to your subway stop. It helps that they look good paired with anything from your favorite jeans to a dressier pair of chinos for the office.

This summer you might be planning on packing up the car for a week long adventure chasing mountain summits and fly-fishing holes. Maybe your idea of adventure is heading for an afternoon walking suburban trails and parks for a little reconnection with nature. Regardless of where you go, your adventure will be much more fun when your feet are comfortable and dry sporting a pair of Forsake boots.

Travel

10 Reasons to Visit Norway in 2019

The picturesque ruggedness of Norway is just part of the appeal of what may arguably be one of the most beautiful countries on the planet.
Travel

Travel Switzerland Like a Gentleman Aboard the Luxury Glacier Express

You can sip cognac like a sophisticate aboard Europe's most iconic and breathtaking rail journey.
Outdoors

If Iron Man Designed a Ski Boot, It Would Be the Dahu Écorce

A hinge system and inner boot allow the wearer to step out of the plastic shell and walk around.
Outdoors

4 of the Most Challenging Day Hikes in the U.S.

These trails are not for the faint of heart, but if you possess the necessary skills and are in above-average shape, they can be knocked out in one day.
Fashion & Style

What to Wear on a First Date: 2 Go-To Outfits for Men

So, my good man, you find yourself with a date looming. But what the heck are you going to wear?
Fashion & Style

Which Loafers Are the Best? And What Do You Wear with Them Anyway?

We dissected the loafer style by its various iterations and made a few suggestions for the clothes most likely to complement the shoes.
Fashion & Style

Layer Up with Our Picks for the Best Men’s Denim Shirts

The tough nature of the shirt makes it ideal for layering, be it beneath a cozy cardigan or atop your favorite tee.
Fashion & Style

6 Menswear Brands on Instagram That You Need to Know Now

We take back everything we’ve ever said about Instagram ads. (Well, almost everything.)
Fashion & Style

What to Wear With a Dark Blazer

A dark blazer is something that every guy, regardless of whether he works in a corporate environment, casual office, or even a zoo, should already have in his arsenal.
Fashion & Style

Hurley and Carhartt is the Unexpected Collaboration We’ve Been Waiting For

As both brands say, Hurley x Carhartt is “built to outwork the water” and that’s an ethos we appreciate (no matter the season).
Fashion & Style

Here’s What to Wear for Valentine’s Day This Year

Valentine's Day is definitely a scam, but this year we've decided to lean into it and create the perfect outfit for your V-Day date night.
Fashion & Style

Save Up to 30 Percent Off Winter Ski Apparel from the Stio End-of-Season Sale

The Wyoming-based brand offers a variety of winter gear to keep you storm-ready and right now.
Fashion & Style

Luxury Car Maker Pagani Teamed Up with Performance Footwear Maker Piloti for an Over-the-Top Boot Collaboration

An expensive, beautiful car deserves to be driven with expensive, beautiful boots.