The One about the Columbia Birkie Trail hiking shoes

I’ve been looking for a lightweight hiking shoe to bring with me when I travel overseas and although I would like another waterproof boot, I have one already and the reason why I’m not bringing it along is that it’s quite heavy and wasn’t the most comfortable shoe on many mile walks.  It did great in the mud and water conditions but I need something that was comfortable, available in […]

The One about the New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi Trail

When it comes to trail shoes, I have been using New Balance. With the last one being the MT510BS, this time around I had the chance to get a pair of New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi Trail’s. Featuring a 6mm drop, according to New Balance, the Fresh Foam Gobi Trail’s offers “comfort and stability for your runs using Fresh Foam technology, an AT TREAD outsole and a FantomFit upper with […]

The One about the Saucony Hurricane ISO shoes

In 1898, the company known as “Saucony” was founded  in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, on the high banks of Saucony Creek. The company’s current logo refers to Saucony Creek’s constant flow with the boulders lining in it’s creek bed. In 1960, the company was bought by Hyde Athletic Industries where it relocated to Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1979, the company produced two running shoes that were regarded among the top 10 by Runner’s […]

The One about the Saucony Redeemer ISO shoes

In 1898, the company known as “Saucony” was founded  in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, on the high banks of Saucony Creek. The company’s current logo refers to Saucony Creek’s constant flow with the boulders lining in it’s creek bed. In 1960, the company was bought by Hyde Athletic Industries where it relocated to Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1979, the company produced two running shoes that were regarded among the top 10 by Runner’s […]

The One about the Sporti Men’s TriMesh Water Shoes

As I have been hearing so much talk from friends about visiting Montana de Oro State Park in Los Osos, California…I figured that I better get some water shoes before I head out there. While I still have my surfing booties, because there are jagged rocks around the area, I needed something that I could wear around the jagged rocks and shoes that would not puncture as easily but yet, […]

The One about the Ralph Lauren Halford Matte Cordura Canvas Sneakers

I’m often asked by friends if Ralph Lauren Polo canvasshoes are worth getting over Converse-related canvas shoes or canvas shoes by other brands and if it’s worth getting because they are made in China. Well, unless you purchase a canvas shoe made with Italian leather and pay the premium if they are made in Europe, the truth is that many canvas shoes are made in China.  My Converse All Stars […]

The One about ASBee in Shibuya, Tokyo

In America, we are used to seeing shoe stores such as Foot Locker, Famous Footwear, Finish Line, etc. In Japan, possibly one of the most popular shoe stores to find throughout Japan, especially in Tokyo, in the mega trendy special ward of Shibuya, and that is the ASBee Shibuya Center District Store (Udagawacho 23-8, Shibuya-ku ,Tokyo ,Japan). The store features many shoes limited to ASBee, and while they sell their […]