Quite a number of hikers in Malaysia are trail runners and vice versa. Many hikers hike with trail running shoes instead of hiking shoes as well. If you are also a trail runner, this eye catching Salomon Speedcross 5 will appeal to you.

We took the shoe to the trail and tested it recently. We have been absolutely delighted with the performance of the shoe, and without a doubt, it will be one of the shoes to be taken into account for sunny and rainy days on any type of terrains.

Shoe Review: The North Face Safien GTX

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.


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.


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Teva Terra Fi Lite

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.

Teva Verra

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. 

Columbia Terrebonne™ OutDry™ Extreme Mid Boot

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.

Columbia Smith Rock OutDRY™

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.

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