Lines We Like: The Right Combination
Comfort, technology, performance and style all come together in these new standouts.
This function-first winter boot boasts a stylish vibe suitable for everyday wear. Recommended for use during moderate to high activity levels, the $177 Tessa is specifically designed for a women’s fit and boasts a combination of Baffin proprietary technology comparable to some of the brand’s utility styles.
Deckers X Lab X-SCAPE NBK Mid
This hybrid street sneaker/hiking boot delivers the comfort of a slipper. Plus it is designed to perform. The $200 NBK Mid, made with ECOTAN leather, has a Vibram N-Oil Litebase outsole and is a water repellent all-day boot. Other features include a Meta-Rocker geometry and a flared swallow tail that enhances a natural stride.
Veja x Vibram Dekkan
Created in a collab with Vibram, the $170 outdoor-inspired Dekkan is influenced by Veja’s running technology, but is made more for travel, everyday wear or light hiking. The sole uses a new rubber formulation co-created by Vibram and Veja. Its midsole is made with 70% sugar cane; the outsole features 30% Amazonian rubber and 5% rice waste. The shoe’s breathable Alveomesh upper is made of recycled polyester.
Set to launch in April 2022, the OOFOS OOcandoo brings active recovery to the everyday adventurer. The lightweight shoe, $99.95, delivers the brand’s OOfoam technology and patented footbed in a versatile style that’s ready for any excursion. A one-piece molded OOfoam construction wraps proprietary OOFOS technology around the foot for impact absorption below and delivers a soft pliable upper. An adjustable velcro strap provides an optimal fit.