Sneaker Freaker Issue 45: ‘Happy Trails’, an Extensive Exploration into the Great Outdoors!
Issue 45 of Sneaker Freaker magazine is out now! Strap your clogs on, crack open a kombucha and kick back in your camping chair as we guide you through ‘Happy Trails’, an 80-page expedition into the Great Outdoors!
From Mont Blanc to the Mojave Desert, Paris Fashion Week to Patta, footwear designed for cross country hiking and backwoods trails is having a serious moment in the sun.
Over the last few years, the footwear conversation has veered off-road towards high-spec outdoors style. Sneakerheads have developed an unexpected taste for Vibram outsoles, GORE-TEX membranes, ballistic CORDURA nylon, and functional wares that are usually reserved for alpine trails and mountain slopes. While most of these shoes will never see city outskirts, you don’t need to be Alex Honnold about to free solo up K2 to appreciate shoes that are capable of surviving extreme weather conditions or powering you through the most challenging terrain, should the need arise of course.
Come along as we delve into the woods, paying visits to all the major players as we unearth some of this year’s highlights. From Salomon’s asymmetric XA Pro 1 hiker to $1600 Louis Vuitton chalk-bags and HOKA ONE ONE’s crazy TenNine Hike GTX boot, there’s plenty of red-hot heat to get excited about. The collector feature with Teki Latex in Paris is one of the most thoughtful features we’ve finessed in a while, so get ready for a solid uphill workout.
Aside from that, you can expect the usual assortment of fresh news, salacious gossip, artist exposes, highly opinionated speculation, and much more in Issue 45.
Grab your copy now via the Sneaker Freaker shop!
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