Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by hendrix, May 23, 2012.
Bumping this up. Need footwear recs
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...
Yes, gore tex lines etc. boots that will stand up to water.
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.
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?
+1 for Montrail. A pair lasted me over two years in Guatemala and were my go-to choice during my Peace Corps service.
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.
Part 2: Beginner's Buying Guide just went up. https://dresseddown.squarespace.com/blog/2013/5/13/intro-to-techwear-pt-2-beginners-buying-guide
Part 2 is definitely not meant to be digested all at once unless you get really caught up. As I said before, I'm very happy to add or remove things if you guys have good suggestions.
A more comprehensive full brand list based on genre of style will go up tomorrow.
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.
I appreciate the positive review. Self-promotion is self-promotion no matter what the intention.
Part 3, a brand list by style, is up now: https://dresseddown.squarespace.com/blog/2013/5/15/intro-to-techwear-pt-3-brand-list
Part 4, the Glossary. https://dresseddown.squarespace.com/blog/2013/5/15/intro-to-techwear-part-4-the-glossary
Construction, science, synthetics, natural fibers, insulation, treatments, and several care guides.
Part 5, Inspiration. https://dresseddown.squarespace.com/blog/2013/5/16/intro-to-techwear-pt-5-inspiration
Blogs, styling, cultural touchstones, designer philosophy, and how new and conceptual tech is advancing clothing.
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?
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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