Somebody told me I was supposed to write some stuff about men's shoes, since I'm the person around here who takes footwear the most seriously. See, secretly, I design shoes and boots in my spare time. I'm waiting for the right time to unleash my shoes for the world to see. The entire landscape of men's footwear will change. The entire shoe-scape, I guess. It's a pretty big deal.
A lot of stuff changed in the shoe world when Vibram FiveFingers came out. After that, you had all these people who were super into showing off their toes to everyone. They were also into barefoot running, and keeping their gams in shape, but it was mostly the toe thing. We've been selling FiveFingers, including the KSO, Sprint, and Classic, for a while now, and I can tell you people are totally into them. Plus, everybody's calves look awesome.
Another pretty big deal in footwear are men's insulated boots. Here in Detroit we call them men's winter boots, but I guess depending on where you are, you might need insulated boots and it won't necessarily be winter. Like if you're on a mountain or on the moon. I hear it's cold on the moon this time of year. Anyway, check out men's insulated winter boots from sweet brands like Sorel and Asolo. If you're on a mountain, you should probably be wearing mountaineering boots, anyway, not Sorel Caribous, although Caribous are sweet. If you're on a mountain, you're probably pretty hardcore, if you're hardcore, you're probably looking for La Sportiva Mountaineering Boots or Scarpa Mountaineering Boots.
Another big deal for people who are cool is hiking boots. Men who are cool prefer men's hiking boots. That's just the way the world works. Anyway, check out all the different types of boots there are around here. Sometimes it amazes even me. For starters, there's regular hiking boots, or light hiking boots. You'll have to choose the boots depending on the length of your hike, weight of your pack, and the terrain you're going over. Light hikers are lighter weight for a fast trek over relatively easy terrain, while regular hiking boots offer more support and stability for long treks with a heavy pack. There are men's hiking shoes, too, which are like light hiking boots, only shoes. Think of them as bridging the gap between light hiking boots and trail running shoes.
It's not all boots and fingershoes here, though. Check out men's rock climbing shoes, men's skate shoes, men's sandals, and even men's casual shoes. It's like a smorgasbord of shoes. Shoegasbord. We've even got men's vegan footwear
for people who really like animals, or really dislike plants. Moosejaw also has some pretty performance socks for your performance feet. Check out socks from the likes of Smartwool, Wigwam, and Icebreaker.