“I hope someone would massage my feet now.” Sounds familiar? Yes, it happens to every one of us. After a long hike, long distance run or walking all day shopping in the mall, our feet get sore and tired. But, not every one of us has the luxury of having someone to massage our feet when we need it.
Sometimes, it is nice to have a pair of functional hiking shoes yet trendy enough for us to wear them all day to places, be it for work or leisure. But, it is not easy to find the perfect pair. Often than not, we either find a functional pair that is best for the trail but city or a trendy pair that is not optimize enough for us to go into the trail. That does not mean this perfect pair of hiking shoes does not exist. It just requires us to make a lit extra effort to shop around and discover them.
Merrell may not be the first choice brand in Malaysia when it comes to buying a pair of hiking boots. Yet it is a brand that we should not miss when shopping for a good pair of hiking shoes. Hiking Malaysia slipped our feet into a pair of the Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX for a hike recently. The verdicts are:
If you are one of those who always find that the sports bras in your closet are not perfect enough. There must be better ones out there. The one that provides the best supports. The one that makes you feel free when doing sports. And, the one that doesn’t remind you that it is there while you are on the move.
Reebok might have the answer for you.
The world we live today is not the world we used to know. Gone were the days where life was played by books; in is being intuitive. While logic plays an important role in decision making process, in the end, instinct gets the final say. And if you were looking for an accessory that epitomises your intuitive trait, look out for the new GARMIN INSTINCT outdoor GPS watch.
Have you seen people exercising or participating in an activity or sport with a strip on their shoulder, body or even upper and lower limb? What did you think it was? Naively, for the first time at seeing a man running on a sidewalk, and as he sped past me, I thought he had an interesting black ‘tattoo’. It was elongated and stretched from the back of his knee for about 10 inches. The ‘tattoo’ pointed at the top and bottom with a curvaceous design that split and converged at both ends.
Since North Face started selling mountaineering footwear in the 60s, it has continually delivered high quality and safe shoes for the most ardent hikers and trail runners. And the company does it again in roping in another top of the range hike and trail running shoe. North Face has leapt forward with its latest technical specifications, yet delivering an appealing shoe that its loyal consumer base craves for. Yes, I am referring to the North Face Ultra Fastpack III GTX. It is quite a mouthful if I had to tell someone its full name. Yet the shoe deserves that extended name.
Cascadia is a bioregion territory of about half a million square miles crossing a handful of states of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, including some parts of Idaho, Montana and Alaska. The region is an expansive landscape of mountain ranges, snaky rivers, sagebrush desert, and boasts a thriving annual GDP of a trillion dollars, in the league of Indonesia, Mexico and Netherlands.
A short hike companion that carries everything you need! The bottle-based solution combines comfort and hands-free convenience for runners and walkers. The waist-mounted hydration system keeps weight low on your body for more stability, and the Podium Chill bottle keeps your water cold from start to finish.
Lightweight with the smallest pack size. This folding pole is just ideal for climbing, trail running, or small tours. Thanks to the push-button release mechanism, you can assemble and disassemble it at lightning speed and knock-down to just 15.5”. It even features SpeedLock 2 for more weight savings and secure performance. The TUV-certified SpeedLock 2 provides a 20cm adjustment range. With Aergon Thermo foam grips and lightweight carbon shafts, this fordable companion with maximum comfort is ready for any terrain, in every hand.
Thinking to pick a backpack for your next hike and trail run? Look for the Salomon Agile 6 Backpack! Specifically designed for mid-distance endurance activities, the backpack carries water and essentials, plus an extra mid layer or light rain jacket. Featuring a main compartment, two front soft hydration elastic pockets and an internal zipper pocket, it is one size that fits all. It is a bag that lets you stretch out and stay energized. Even if you’re going out in the dark, it provides reflective security to ensure you visible all night long.
Made of hyper-evaporative material, the Perfect Fitness Cooling Towel allows you to stay cool and dry for hours. Wet it before use, it helps wick sweat and prevent heat stress and fatigue. Even when you’re feeling sweltering in trail, this towel is long enough to wrap the soft lint-free cloth around your neck or over your head, at the same time giving you a cooling relief. Firstly, simply soak the towel in cold water. Next, place it around you. With this in your trail kit, you longer have to worry about the warm weather.
Teva Terra Fi Lite sandals achieved agile and flexible qualities by boasting a low-profile design, with three-point strap adjustment. Water-ready polyester webbing is extremely durable and dries easily after getting wet while the Spider Original rubber outsole handles wet surfaces seamlessly. Nylon shank stabilizes and supports your foot on uneven terrain with an easy hook-and-loop closure which comes on and off quickly to give a better and precise fit.
Water and adventure-ready, the Teva Verra sandals offer great performance with its sleek, feminine and comfortable design. Verra contoured EVA footbed gives out arch support to keep your foot happy and healthy with Microban®, which helps prevent stink after it gets wet. A cushioned Shoc Pad™ in the heel absorbs impact where you needed it most. The extremely durable Spider Original rubber outsole which supplies great traction even in the wet and jagged terrain. Deemed fit for lightweight travel, these sandals will suit any kind of lifestyle.
This multi-sport boot unlocks the outdoors in any season! Engineered with the industry-leading OutDry™ waterproof-breathable upper construction and a premium Vibram MONT Performance Durability Outsole Firmer for exceptional support and traction. With a featherweight and responsive Techlite™ midsole keeps you comfortable and light on your feet even after pounding the long miles. The Terrebonne collection indeed are Columbia top of the line shoes using the very best materials.
Made with OutDry™ that uses a one-piece patented construction process that creates a waterproof and breathable barrier, Columbia's Smith Rock hiker is indeed one great supportive hiking boot in the market. TechLite lightweight midsole delivers long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and responsiveness making sure that you’re fully equipped as you head on the great outdoors. Waterproof nubuck leather is tough yet flexible, to give you just the right amount of support through the upper foot and the comfortable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel.
With a good pair of jeans you can be stylish even in the woods while using the Hi-Tec V-Lite Wild Life I WP. Reinforced with i-shield invisible protective layer it keeps the water and dirt away from your shoes. The instant and long lasting comfort is all thanks to OrthoLite® Impressions sockliner with slow recovery foam. Adventure is just a distance away when you trek in the Hi-Tec V-Lite Wild Life I WP hiking boot!
Packs a modern comfort into a classical design with Vasque Breeze III GTX! The smoother ride on the trail is kudos to dual density EVA cushion pods in the midsole with moulded TPU plate chassis for torsional stiffness and support. Whereas the Vibram Contact outsole puts the stickiness of Megagrip into bigger, more durable lugs to give the boot exceptional grip in rocky and muddy conditions. GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort lining, waterproof nubuck and air mesh on the uppers kept our feet from getting swampy during strenuous hikes in mild weather.
Hike and inhale the trail while wearing Vasque Men’s Inhaler GTX Hiking Boots. Gore-Tex Extended Comfort lining gives the right amount of breathability, most especially during hot weather but still making sure to wick away moisture when you encounter unexpected rain while on the trail. This shoe maintains a robust durability with its 1.4mm PU-coated leather upper and abrasion-resistant 3D mesh walls. All-set with Vibram Megagrip outsoles with an aggressive lug pattern and lightweight EVA midsoles these boots will let you comfortably pound over complicated terrain.