Footwear

Pearl iZumi EM Trail N3, Bozeman Trail Running
Tucker, David
The best part about testing gear in Montana is that you never know what the elements are going to throw at you, and our terrain is so varied that conditions are never certain. Read more >>
McCarthy, Chris
Fall trail running can be as unpredictable as a night at the craps table in Vegas. You might encounter ice, mud, snow, or if you’re lucky, a dry trail. You can ask other runners through various forums about trail conditions, but each person’s perception of “good” is different. Read more >>
England, Mike
Long have I sought the ideal mountain boot: lightweight, for easy travel on long treks into the high country, but also sturdy, for scrambling up rocky slopes and safeguarding my ankles under the weight of an elk quarter. Read more >>
Ericksson GTX, Vasque Boots, Bozeman hiking
Tucker, David
Every once in a while, a product comes around that I won’t shut up about. The Ericksson GTX from Vasque is such a product. These boots were made for walking, and that’s just what I do in them. I walk up mountains; I walk through mud; I walk around town. Read more >>
England, Mike
When the peaks and alpine lakes call, pick up the Tibet GTX Hi from Lowa and head to the high country. Read more >>
Wangmo Tenzing
While designed with climbing approaches in mind, Scarpa’s Mescalito GTX works for any out Read more >>
Review: Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX
Mike England
Comfy right out of the box, Scarpa's Kailash Trek GTX hugs the foot tight for a rock-solid fit. Read more >>
Review: Lowa Tibet GTX Hi
Jordan Shanahan
At 4lbs. Read more >>
Review: Tecnica Forge GTX
Cindy Gonzalez
The Forge GTX is a rugged hiker that’s all about the fit: adaptive-shape molding makes this boot the Read more >>
 Vasque Breeze III GTX
Mio Alt
My field-test of Read more >>
Altra King MT 1.5
Chris McCarthy
Whether the MT stands for Montana or mountain, I feel like the king of both when running in Altra’s Read more >>
Vasque Trailbender II Review
David Tucker
As spring turns to summer, you'd think that trail conditions would become more dependable. But here in Bozeman, especially after our huge winter, we can expect a variety of surfaces all summer long. Read more >>
Icebug, Pytho4 bugrip
Angie Mangels
When your favorite trail takes forever to thaw out, a studded running shoe comes in handy. Read more >>
Drew Hulse
When I think bison wool, I think thick, durable, and warm—as in capable of plowing trenches through snow as our national mammal. Read more >>
Icebug Diana BUGrip
Angie Mangels
Nobody really enjoys the slick conditions that are a part of getting around during winter, but with Icebug’s Read more >>
Stabil Stabilicers Run
Mike England
Around here, running season never ends—at least not for fanatics, and those of us who want to stave off winter flab. But hikers don’t quit, either, and the trails get hard and slick, making cleats a necessity. Read more >>
Schnee's Mission Boot
Chris McCarthy
You know those jacked-up 4x4 vehicles that get folks in and out of steep, and sometimes treacherous, places?  That’s exactly what I think of when I look at Read more >>
Mike England
Running from one extreme to another. Read more >>
LOWA, climbing shoe
Brandy Burke
I reached a whole new level with the Sparrow climbing shoe from Lowa—the several weeks I spent bouldering in them at Read more >>
Lowa, Zephyr, Outside Bozeman, footwear, lowa boots
Mike England
A familiar quandary in outdoor towns is ambiguity of dress: is this recreational apparel or casual wear? Can I don biking shoes to the bar, hiking boots to an art show? Read more >>
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