Sneakerboots are becoming more and more popular all the time, with everybody from Timberland to Under Armor getting in on the action. Forsake, a Boston-based outdoor lifestyle brand, makes sneakerboots like no other; shoes that actually look as casual and stylish as an everyday pair of sneakers but don’t sacrifice one lick of performance. Case in point: The Forsake Range High and Range Low.
From the outside, these sneakerboots don’t look much from different from your favorite pair of sneakers, except with a bit of outdoor twist. They come in two models – the Range High and High Low, which are more of a mid-cut and ankle-cut, respectively. The upper is seam-sealed full-grain and nubuck leather, with a HydroGuard internal membrane that is both waterproof and comfortably breathable. A compression EVA midsole and composite shank add support and comfort, while an open-cell PU footbed offers some more cushioning and has an anti-microbial treatment to keep them from developing odors over time. And the gusseted tongue and taped seams help keep more water and debris out of the shoe.
On the bottom, you’ll find a Vibram MegaGrip outsole, which has a supreme amount of tack and keeps your feet firmly planted on everything from the sidewalk to rocky, muddy trails. This is also in addition to the supremely-casual, yet totally stylish, look these shoes offer; they are truly a pair of sneakerboots. They weigh ounces a pair and come in two attractive colors – a sleek black and an outdoorsy Brown/Tan leather. Forsake backs them up with a 100% guarantee.
If you’re looking for a new pair of hiking boots for the trail and weekends at the campsite, but prefer good looks over utilitarian style, the Forsake Range is the perfect choice.