FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Today in Gear: Dress Shoes With Shock-Absorbing Foam, Herman Miller’s Collab With Logitech & More


February 27, 2020 Briefings By

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and deals. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


No matter what work you’re in, you are probably always on the move. Unfortunately, dress shoes have been slow to keep up with the fast pace of modern life — with clunky hard to break-in leather and heavy soles that give little grip and make your dogs bark. The Holden Plain Toe from Johnston & Murphy merges classic style with ultralight, cushioned comfort. Crafted from premium subtle leather that will move with you, The Holden also features memory foam cushioning, which molds to the contours of your foot to ensure a comfortable fit all day — day after day. The outsole is also a break from the rigid tradition, made from shock-absorbing EVA that will keep your feet feeling good no matter how long you are on your feet.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Know the Eames Lounge Chair? That Company Is Getting Into Gaming Gear
Know the Eames Lounge Chair? That Company Is Getting Into Gaming Gear

The house that Eames, Noguchi, Nelson and more built is collaborating with Logitech's gaming division to make high-end performance equipment for gamers.

This Slick New Chronograph Is a Vintage Watch Reissue Done Right
This Slick New Chronograph Is a Vintage Watch Reissue Done Right

Zenith's latest in its winning series of El Primero Revival watches is a modern remake of the chronograph known as the “Cover Girl.”

One of the Most Important Watch Events Was Just Canceled Due to the Coronavirus
One of the Most Important Watch Events Was Just Canceled Due to the Coronavirus

With Watches & Wonders Geneva (formerly known as SIHH) canceled due to health concerns, will Baselworld 2020 be next on the chopping block?

This Young Whiskey Was 50 Years in the Making
This Young Whiskey Was 50 Years in the Making

A $38, two-or-three-year-old whiskey with decades of history.

Marathon’s Premium NATO Strap Is The Perfect Complement to a Tough Tool Watch
Marathon’s Premium NATO Strap Is The Perfect Complement to a Tough Tool Watch

The new "seat belt" NATO strap from Marathon is available in three colors and features a comfortable nylon weave and stainless steel hardware.

The New VW GTI Keeps Everything We Love About This Iconic Hot Hatch
The New VW GTI Keeps Everything We Love About This Iconic Hot Hatch

The new GTI proves it's possible to improve on perfection.

This New GPS Running Watch Is Way Cheaper Than Any Apple Watch
This New GPS Running Watch Is Way Cheaper Than Any Apple Watch

The Timex Ironman R300 GPS has many of the same features as other high-end GPS running watches, but it's way cheaper.

Buffalo Trace Is Bringing a New Kind of Blanton’s Bourbon to the States
Buffalo Trace Is Bringing a New Kind of Blanton’s Bourbon to the States

Blanton's Gold Edition will be the first of the brand's overseas-exclusive lineup to show up Stateside. Here's what you need to know.

One of Our Favorite Subarus Is About to Get More Powerful
One of Our Favorite Subarus Is About to Get More Powerful

Crosstrek Sport, anyone?

This Badass Electric Motorcycle Is Reviving an Iconic Name for the 21st Century
This Badass Electric Motorcycle Is Reviving an Iconic Name for the 21st Century

A bike from Easy Rider is being revived as an electric motorcycle.

The Olympic Marathon Trials Are Today. Here’s How to Spot the New Blood
The Olympic Marathon Trials Are Today. Here’s How to Spot the New Blood

On Saturday, February 29, over 700 runners will compete for a spot on the 2020 US Olympic marathon team. Many are unsponsored — here's how to spot them.

A ‘Cheaper, Entry-Level’ Porsche May Be in the Works
A ‘Cheaper, Entry-Level’ Porsche May Be in the Works

Porsche's head of design hinted the carmaker may be planning a modern-day 914.


Fresh Deals


Patagonia Better Sweater Quarter-Zip Pullover
Save 24%: This time of year, a quarter-zip pullover is just about perfect. Right now one of our favorites, Patagonia’s Better Sweater, is available at a sweet discount.


Cotopaxi Fuego Down Jacket
Save $75: Looking for a stylish hooded down jacket that can serve as a travel go-to, a comfy mid-layer or a bluebird outer layer? This technical beauty is 30 percent off.


Nike Joyride Run Flyknit
Save up to $72: If you’re not a fan of the pavement-pounding feeling of traditional running, score up to 40 percent off these innovative kicks.

SunSki Sunglasses
Sunski Sunglasses
Save Up to 35%: For the beach, mountains, and everywhere the sun’s out. Sunski Sunglasses are lightweight, polarized and made of recycled materials.
Get free shipping on all domestic orders, only in the Gear Patrol Store.


Adidas Sneakers
Save 60%: Tax refunds may as well be doled out in Adidas sneakers because that’s exactly what this writer will be spending it on anyway.


Panasonic ErgoFit Earbuds
Save $4: The Panasonic ErgoFit earbuds are comfortable and cheap, and Amazon is selling them for a few bucks off today, so it’s as good as time as ever to grab a pair or two. So long as your go-to device has a headphone jack, at least.


Timex x Todd Snyder Mod Watch
Save 28%: Get the classic-reissue Mod watch from the Timex x Todd Snyder collaboration for 28% off its retail price right now at just $99.


Today on Gear Patrol

How Ikea Is Diving Into the World of Speakers
How Ikea Is Diving Into the World of Speakers

The world's largest furniture store is getting in the speaker business in a big way.

Got Free Time? Here’s How to Make Your Own Energy Bars
Got Free Time? Here’s How to Make Your Own Energy Bars

All it takes is five ingredients, a saucepan and time.

Dr. Martens vs. Solovair Shoes: Which Pair Should You Get?
Dr. Martens vs. Solovair Shoes: Which Pair Should You Get?

Between the two UK-based brands with nearly identical shoes, should you get the original Dr. Marten's oxford shoe or spring the extra cash for the English-made pair of Solovair's?

12 Things We’d Blow Our 2020 Tax Refunds On
12 Things We’d Blow Our 2020 Tax Refunds On

From bikes to boats to beat-up Cadillacs, this is what the Gear Patrol staff wants to spend irresponsibly on.

2021 Kia Seltos First Drive: Redefining the Entry-Level SUV
2021 Kia Seltos First Drive: Redefining the Entry-Level SUV

What is Kia's encore after the crazy-successful Telluride? The subcompact Seltos.

These 12 Watches Can Dive Deeper Than Any Human Being
These 12 Watches Can Dive Deeper Than Any Human Being

Never mind that you can't dive thousands of meters below the waves — the robustness of these watches alone is worth the investment.

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