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But Not to Work

Sandals for Grown-Ass Men

You wouldn't wear a parka in the middle of summer, so why are you still wrapping your feet up in shoes?

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: March 17, 2017

New Balance sneakers, a walnut record console, a television camouflaged as an art frame and much more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: November 1, 2016

New wireless headphones from Master & Dynamic, remastered classic hiking boots, direct-to-consumer contact lenses and much more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: October 3, 2016

A comprehensive guide to global cuisine and booze, an all-new trail running shoe, an advanced pair of ski/snowboard goggles and much more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: August 17, 2016

A doggy bed fit for a king, a new lens kit for budding cinematographers, a socially responsible water bottle and much more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: July 18, 2016

A streamlined and perfectly sized briefcase, a new retro-inspired watch, a sneaker collaboration with roots in the Moon and much more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: July 15, 2016

A cycling sling every commuter should grab, the "fastest jet surfboard in the world," a portable and wood-warmed hot tub and much more.

Great Products, Great Prices

Deals of Note: March 14, 2016

How to save on the all-new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, some of the most stylish kicks from New Balance in years and more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: January 11, 2016

New Balance collaborates with Grenson, an extremely convenient fitness tracker, a 360-degree-video moto helmet and more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: December 17, 2015

The latest from New Balance's Tokyo design studio, a multi-tool that fits in your wallet, limited-edition sports prints and more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: August 19, 2015

Google's new router, a device that will improve your swing, a gorgeously crafted crate for your records and more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: July 23, 2015

Brooklyn Bicycle Co.'s new fixie, the memoir of a 1960s surfer, Microsoft's new Send app and more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: July 15, 2015

A novel 60 years in the making, the perfect seasoning for just about anything, a tough as nails clothing line and more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: June 8, 2015

New Balance unveils a summer edition of the iconic 998 silhouette, Shinola collaborate for a luxury pocket knife, a legendary trail bike gets even better and more.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: March 5, 2015

The North Face celebrates a jacket's 30th anniversary, New Balance pays tribute to American guitars, new eyewear from Arnette, Microsoft's foldable keyboard and more.

I see London, I see France

The Underwear Guide

Underwear tends to be the all-too-often forgotten sibling of the wardrobe family. So we're shifting the focus from exterior style to what lies closest to our skin. Here's our buying guide to briefs, boxer briefs, trunk briefs, boxer shorts and long underwear.

Buying Guide
Barefoot Except for the Shoe

10 Best Barefoot Running Shoes

The musculoskeletal therapist says it’s all good. The running ancestors give the the nod. And calves like grapefruits can’t be wrong. Embrace footwear devolution with these barefoot running shoes.

Buying Guide
BUILT FOR SPEED

The 10 Best Minimalist Running Shoes

The original minimal movement and natural running got joggers quick stepping on the track and trail. Then came the backlash: those saying minimalism leads to injury, hurting more than it helps. Today, manufacturers are pushing shoe tech to find sacred middle ground -- offering lightweight, responsive shoes with enough cushion and stability to prevent injury. These 10 are the best of the new breed.

More Shoe, More to Love

Cushion for Pushin’: Maximalist Running Shoes

Is "maximalist" the next big thing in running? There's certainly a lot to love. GP puts rubber to the pavement to see how seven different options stack up.

Buying Guide
Fleet Footed

Best Running Shoes

Collectively we spend a lot of time running: we’re Ironman finishers, ultramarathoners, trail runners, joggers and ad-hoc sprinters, police fleers (seldom to never) and woman chasers (only when we know her). 2013 was a good year for running shoes of all stripes and three of them stood out to us. These shoes -- the New Balance Minimus Hi-Rez, Hoka One One Rapa Nui 2, and Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra ($120+) -- are drastically different in design, but each is free of gimmicks and encourages a natural running stride.

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The antithesis of the treadmill

Switchback Sprinters: 10 Best Trail Running Shoes

After a long day stuck in the office or boardroom, sometimes pounding pavement just doesn't cut it. The right shoes make the difference between enjoying the boulder field at 10,000 feet and calling it a day at the first stream crossing. Whether you're training for the Sky Running Race of Champions or just looking to trade your tried and true 5k evening run in for some time on gravel and dirt, GP's testers have a shoe for every off-road run.

Buying Guide
Run Like You Mean It

Pavement Pounders: 10 Best Running Shoes

Summer heat waves are on the edge of winding down, and that’s good news: you can run without your shoes melting to the road. If you've been stuck all summer plodding along on a treadmill in the gym or running in the predawn hours to avoid scorchers, now is a great time to reassess your aging kicks and consider an update. We could go on about minimal vs. conventional, the merits of cushioning and drop angles and tread patterns, or we could just find the best shoes of the year to help you with one thing: working on your fast. Our search for the best running shoes of the year yielded more than a few contenders, and unless you plan on leaving them in your closet to collect dust, there's not a single shoe here that won’t help you get to the front of the pack.

Buying Guide
Go forth and perform

Kit: Summer Running

Warm weather: we can’t say enough good things about it. There’s something noble about putting on cold weather gear and sticking it out all winter, but running in the summer, sweat pouring off your brow, hat and clothing looking like the Bonneville salt flats, the first sip of Heed after a 20 miles in the scorching heat, runner babes in short shorts -- this is pure, unadulterated sport pleasure. Here’s the gear we’re wearing. If you’re prepping for a race or just like to hit the pavement for an hour after work, this stuff has performance written all over it.

Buying Guide
Shoes for the year-round runner

10 Best Winter Running Shoes

Winter in the Northern Hemisphere lasts four months, but for all intents and purposes the conditions it imposes on runners -- cold winds, snow, ice, mud and generally unpredictable terrain -- are good for another two. That’s half a year on a treadmill or cross-training in another discipline. That won’t do for most runners. Aside from the functional pre-race advantages of running on roads and trails, exercising in the cold has been associated with all kinds of health benefits, from increased calorie burn to improved stress-coping capacity. Fortunately, there’s a battery of winter running shoes that perform and protect, many of them incorporating positive design elements from the minimalist running movement -- shoes that are, in other words, more than glorified lightweight hikers. We’ve got the 10 best here. Lace up, put the law offices of Jim Sokolove on speed-dial, and get outside.

Roundup
Everything you need to live it up

Roundup: Memorial Day Weekend

Looking to make your extended weekend celebration extra memorable? Well, our editors have culled through our latest posts to help provide some last minute inspiration for your Memorial Day weekend, whether the festivities are at your place, or elsewhere. You can thank us by throwing another burger on the grill. Two slices of cheese, please....

Style Pick: New Balance MS620BL

It’s safe to say that winter is finally over, which means it’s time to put some color back into your wardrobe. Swathed in a bold blue, the New Balance MS620BL will have you diving into spring, feet first. And with its traditional mesh and suede construction, this classic foot holder is equipped for everything from...

A primitive step for trail running

New Balance Minimus Trail – MT10

The barefoot running revolution is headed off-road and companies are scrambling for a foothold. The New Balance Minimus Trail or MT10 ($105) is just as the name suggests: minimal. As in only a 4mm drop from heel to toe; a traditional running shoe by comparison is about three times that. The Vibram designed outsole means...

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