Gift Guide: 8 awesome items for feet—from boots to socks, to dryers and more
More often than not, on those brutal, cold winter days, our feet get the short end of the stick. This holiday season give them some TLC with any of these eight feet-loving selections, below.
Snapdry Boot Dryer — Hotronic
Hotronic’s Snapdry Boot Dryer quickly and quietly dries and pre-warms with gentle heat. The Snapdry includes a built-in, maximum 24-hour timer as well as a 120V-230V switch for overseas travel. It also easily packs for storage.
GFX Hybrid Compression — Dissent
Skiing really puts a beating on your shins, ankles and feet, sparking the innovation behind the Ski GFX Compression Hybrid Protect. These socks pad up all those areas, mold to your foot shape and retain your exact fit—similar to memory foam in a Tempur-Pedic mattress. They also have anti-odor polygiene treatment to keep your doggies fresh on those extra sweaty, extra sendy days.
Pinnacle Pro — K2
K2 puts the emphasis on weight savings with its new Pinnacle Pro boot. The brand utilizes lightweight, stiff (and eco-friendly) Pebax material in the construction to lighten the load without compromising power and drive. Additionally, a strong hike-mode mechanism on the spine, integrated tech inserts and a Vibram sole all aid in efficient uphill travel whether touring, ascending the bootpack or traversing rocky terrain. No objective is out of reach with the Pinnacle Pro.
Footwarmer Power Plus S4 — Hotronic
Hotronic’s FootWarmer Power Plus S4 offers up to a combined 30 percent more in heat and duration at each of the three base level settings for added comfort and warmth. A fourth “timed” setting provides additional heat when needed. It has a slim profile, comes with rechargeable NiMH batteries designed for cold-temperature operation and recharges overnight with a global charger.
Women’s Loop Shoe — Forsake
If you’re not into wearing ski boots at après (no badge of honor for you), these waterproof kicks from Forsake will provide comfort and they’re stylish-as-can-be, made of full grain leather.
MTN Explore W — Salomon boot
This women’s-specific touring boot boasts a 63-degree range of motion in hike mode, allowing for ultimate comfort on the uphill slog. A carbon reinforcement spine and oversized, 24-mm pivot ensure power transmission and stiffness, translating to a boot that is capable in all facets of the touring game.
Men’s 1964 Premium T Wool Boot — Sorel
Whether you’re grilling and partying in the middle of a snow storm or during the spring melt, these classy boots are going to keep your feet dry. A waterproof leather upper, rubber outsole and fully seam sealed construction dam up any flood of moisture, and its removable wool inner allows them to be worn mid-winter or late-season.
Women’s Ski Race Socks — CEP
CEP’s Ski Race socks aren’t just for those who don spandex and bash gates. They’re built with a nylon and spandex knitted in a compression weave that results in better circulation of the blood, translating to warmth. Its ergonomic fit also prevents any rubbing or blistering. and padded zones in the ankle, underfoot and toe offers a much-welcomed cushion.
Men’s Duck Boot — Forsake
The Duck Boot from Forsake boasts a wonderful combination of function and style. In the snow, its fully-waterproof exterior, moisture-wicking mesh interior and grippy outsole totally crush it. On the street, its fashion-forward look achieved through full-grain leather and suede is totally badass.