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Technical Outerwear

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by hendrix, May 23, 2012.

  1. habitant

    habitant Senior member

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    Bumping this up. Need footwear recs
     


  2. oboy_oboy

    oboy_oboy Senior member

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    How do you mean? Tech footwear that looks more urban (for lack of a better word)? Legit hike/run options that are weatherproof?

    Not sure what you're after but curious...
     


  3. habitant

    habitant Senior member

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    Yes, gore tex lines etc. boots that will stand up to water.
     


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  5. oboy_oboy

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    Danner works, but is pretty classic old-school hiking boot.

    Some of the Salomon trail runners and light hikers have a more "futuristic" look that I like, and they also tend to come in more subtle colorways--like all black. They use Gore which is OK for footwear.

    OutDry is the shit for gloves/footwear. It's amazingly better than Gore. Montrail uses OutDry.

    Generally, aesthetics take a back seat when it comes to outdoor footwear, mostly b/c everything looks more or less the same and fuck it, I'm on a trail and it's muddy so performance and fit are what I want. And once you go down that road, most boots are pretty good-to-excellent so it's just a matter of what fits and you like more than the next in terms of looks.
     
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  6. habitant

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    Hrmm, my brother recommended the solomon gore shoes as well.. I just don't know about wearing rainbows as footwear. I find the diemme boots are nice and supportive.

    Will definitely check out 'OutDry' where is it stocked?
     


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    +1 for Montrail. A pair lasted me over two years in Guatemala and were my go-to choice during my Peace Corps service.
     


  8. DressedDown

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    Hey, I always like to have a baseline for discussion, and somewhere to point newcomers toward. Since that didn't exist for Techwear, I created it. Part 1 of 6, the Basics, just launched today. http://dressed-down....-part-1-the-bas

    Let me know what you guys think. I'll be updating and editing if people have good suggestions.
     


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  10. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Those are actually pretty good. I was expecting some awful blogger advertising his tumblr or something. While you're still advertising your blog, it's useful information and is indeed a good starting point.
     


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  14. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    That's pretty fucking comprehensive.

    I would like to edit a link into the OP but I can no longer edit it.

    Fok? Another Mod?

    Cheers
     


  15. canstyleace

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    Giving this thread a bump, ain't nobody wearing tech shit during summer?

    Also looking for sisp stealth jacket in s/xs if anybody if willing to unload.
     


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