JUNE 9, 2020

Today in Gear: Outdoor Shoes That Work Anywhere, 9 Grilling Rules That Are Completely Wrong & More


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Most hiking shoes seem to fall into two categories these days. On the one hand (or better yet — foot) you’ve got the classic, hardcore hiking boots, which are as indestructible as they are heavy; and on the other you’ve got the more modern and minimal trail runners. But what about the guy who just wants to do the occasional outdoor activity, or who enjoys a nice night of car camping over a remote freeze-dried meal? The hobby outdoorsman needs something a bit more versatile — which is precisely what Danner has in mind with its new Jag Low. Originally released in the 80s as a lightweight alternative to classic hiking boots, the Jag is now being reissued in an updated, more versatile form. It’s built from durable, lightweight materials, making it perfect for the summer months; and a cushioned EVA midsole new waffle outsole adapts to a wide variety of terrain, making the Jag is as comfortable on the trail as it is on the town.

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