Category: Footwear

Footwear Reviews

The right footwear is the foundation for a successful outdoor adventure. Whether you’re scaling mountains, traversing rugged trails, or exploring scenic paths, your shoes play a crucial role in comfort, performance, and safety. But with overflowing stores and countless online options, choosing the ideal pair can feel like navigating a winding trail. At Active Gear Review, we help you step into the perfect pair. Our detailed reviews analyze hiking boots, trail running shoes, sandals, approach shoes, and other outdoor footwear. We explore factors like traction, support, waterproofness, breathability, and durability for various terrains and activities. Find unbiased recommendations to choose the pair that empowers you to conquer any path with confidence and comfort.

Meindl MFS-Vakuum Hiker Full Grain Upper Nubuck Leather

Meindl MFS-Vakuum Hiker Review

This summer I’ve been actively testing the new Meindl MFS-Vakuum Hiker in various challenging terrains. Despite the season starting a bit late due to persistent snow, I’ve made significant strides in my hunt scouting...

Tecnica Plasma Mid S GTX Hiking Boot Review

Tecnica Plasma Mid S GTX Hiking Boot Review

On test, we have the Tecnica Plasma Mid S GORE-TEX Hiking Boots which slot into their ‘hiking’ line. That is to say, they’re not necessarily classified as a ‘trekking’ boot, although in my opinion,...

Danner Mountain 600 EVO Review

Danner Mountain 600 EVO Review

When I think of Danner boots I think of old-school, well-made, classic outdoor boots. When Danner sent along a pair of their most recent Danner Mountain 600 EVO boots for review, my assumptions were...

Kane Revive Shoe Review

Review of the Kane Revive Shoes

Finding the perfect pair of shoes that balance comfort, support, and style can be a challenge, especially if you’re an active individual who demands versatility from your footwear. Enter the Kane Revive shoes. Designed...

Vivobarefoot Motus Strength Review

Vivobarefoot Motus Strength Review

Vivobarefoot is a footwear brand that challenges the conventional wisdom of traditional shoe design. Founded in 2012, this company has been at the forefront of the barefoot movement, advocating for a more natural and...

Danner Bull Run Chelsea Boots Review

Review: Danner Bull Run Chelsea Boots

The Danner Bull Run Chelsea boots, available in black or brown leather, retail for $230.00. I picked these boots for their stylish wedge sole and high-quality design. Here’s my detailed review of these boots,...

Merrell Morphlite Review

Merrell Morphlite Review

As a dedicated runner who enjoys both trail and road running, finding the perfect shoe that can handle diverse terrains without compromising on comfort has always been a challenge. Merrell, a brand renowned for...

Jack Wolfskin Everquest Texapore Boots Review

Jack Wolfskin Everquest Texapore Boots Review

Stepping out into Michigan’s crisp, snowy landscape, I can’t help but appreciate how the Jack Wolfskin Everquest Texapore High boots hug my feet like a warm embrace. Designed specifically for the chilly adventures that...

Vasque St. Elias Hiking Boot Review

Vasque St. Elias Hiking Boot Review

Oh, I do admire Vasque and their boots. I had a pair of what I think were the Sundowners in the early 90’s. That’s when I discovered the amazing states of Colorado and Utah...

Reebok Nano X4 Review

Reebok Nano X4 Review

Mark your calendars, fitness enthusiasts and athletes alike! The Reebok Nano X4, the latest addition to the well-received Nano franchise, has been unveiled. Promising superior breathability, lightweight features, and a focus on stability and...

Danner Logger Moc 917 GTX Boot Review

Danner Logger Moc 917 GTX Boot Review

In the Rocky Mountains, where autumn’s warm days give way to slushy mud, the new Danner Logger Moc 917 GTX Boots step up to the challenge. These boots are not just footwear. They are...

Vasque ReConnect HERE Shoe Review

Vasque Re:Connect HERE Shoe Review

In the realm of outdoor footwear, few names stand as tall as Vasque Footwear. With nearly six decades of experience under their belt, this brand has made its mark by delivering high-quality, durable shoes....