- The Plus Awards
Where adventure takes you – from the woods to the waters and anywhere in between – shoes built to embrace the elements.
Photography by Trevett McCandliss.
Model: Daje/Fenton Model Mgmt.; stylist: Nancy Campbell
Twisted X moc toe hikers with patented CellStretch technology and nylon/glass fiber shank provides comfort, stability and durability.
Danner trail shoes feature ultra- lightweight Plyogo midsole and a Vibram 460 outsole with Megagrip compound for durability and traction on wet and dry surfaces.
Leather thongs with gum rubber outsoles by Sperry.
Bridging the gap between trail runner, hiker and approach shoe, trail shoe by Tecnica features Vibram Litebase technology and Megagrip compound outsole that provides traction and durability underfoot as well as at the toe and sides.
From top: Skechers trail runner with Air-Cooled Memory Foam insole and Goodyear rubber outsole; waterproof hiker by Propét with OrthoLite X40 insole and Vibram Arctic Grip outsole; Merrell lightweight trail runner with a Vibran EcoDura outsole and rock plate protection; low-cut hiker by Bearpaw features a mesh/suede upper with rubber toe cap and rugged outsole.
Keen water sandals with fast-drying TPU uppers and non-marking Aquagrip rubber outsoles with Aqua Stop zonal siping for maximum traction on wet surfaces.
Left to right: Sport sandal by Chaco features adjustable jacquard webbing with ladder lock buckle, Luvseat EVA midsole and high-abrasion EVA outsole; Florsheim leather sport sandal with adjustable Velcro straps and cushioned EVA outsole.
From top: Lace-up sneaker by Ugg features mesh and suede upper and EVA midsole; Geox sneaker features new Zero-Shock system, cradling the foot with two different density EVA layers atop a breathable outsole; Clarks retro-inspired sneaker with breathable textile upper, removable lightweight OrthoLite footbed, EVA midsole and durable rubber outsole.
Blundstone Chelsea leather boots with patented SPS Max Comfort System, an ergonomically engineered toe spring with XRD technology in the heel that further reduces wear fatigue.
Hemp upper slip-ons by Reef with a fold-down heel, anatomical arch support and a rebound footbed with cork top sheet for breathability.
Left to right: Oboz waterproof trail shoe with new Bend outsole that balances braking and acceleration on the trail or the street; wedge hiker by Wolverine features waterproof leather upper, UltraSpring midsole, nylon shank and rubber lug outsole; Western Chief waterproof moc with twin gore inserts for easy slip-on, PU-mold memory foam footbed and durable rubber outsole.
Ecco sport sandals with leather/textile uppers are built on an anatomical last using FluidForm, a direct injection process that follows the natural shape of the foot for enhanced support and stability.