Best Hiking Boot Store, October 2007
You look so cool on weekend promenades, venturing through Topanga State Park in your laceless John Varvatos sneakers. You look a little less with-it back at home, crying over fresh blisters and fallen arches. Time to blaze a trail to Adventure 16
for hiking boots. The staff here won’t just nod in the direction of their Vasque, Asolo, and Lowa clodhoppers (all offered, by the way, in high-top and low-cut styles). They will measure your feet twice—while you’re standing and when you’re sitting—and once the boots are on, will lead you to a concrete ramp for a test run. You may look like Paul Bunyan, but at least you can still walk.