Forsake is Breaking Down the Barrier Between Sneakers and Hiking Boots [Updated]

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Forsake makes sneakerboots for people who stumble from the team meeting to the tavern to the trail. Whether that’s who you are or who you aspire to be, these shoes are a master of all trades.

Update 4/4/18: Forsake has finally launched their new flagship: the Range. Available in High and Low (Men/Women) form factors, the Range adds a Vibram Megagrip, ensuring that you’ll have the tackiest shoes on the trail.


These are Forsake’s best shoes yet, versatile enough that the Low is the only shoe I’m traveling with this weekend to PAX, with no concerns about extended walking in the conference halls, snow, rain, or any potential weekend hikes. While Forsake doesn’t tout the Range as a snow shoe, it’s been an amazing asset for me in the last couple nor’easters, with its crazy grip and waterproof outer.

My one complaint: the single colorway the Range High is available in is their worst yet in my opinion. A big part of the appeal of Forsake is how great their shoes look, and the Thanksgiving palette of orange and off-brown on the High is not doing it for me.

The Trail, pictured at the top, is Forsake’s flagship hiking boot. It’s comical how much better these look than the average, awkward hiking boot. They even manage to be... flattering, with no inexplicable heels or awkward mating of leather and rubber.


The Trail is waterproof, with soles that are ready for all terrains, even pavement. The midsole offers compression, the footbed is antimicrobial, and alternate laces are included as a nice bonus.


We also checked out the Lewis, which comes in a form factor more in line with daily wear, without sacrificing adventure-readiness. The Forsake is more lightweight and breathable, as well as moisture-wicking and anti-slip, with excellent laces. It’s also a great-looking black sneaker, which is a rarity in itself.


Update: 11/13/17, Jillian: I camp fairly often, but the thought of owning hiking boots just never was one I had. I hate the way hiking boots normally look: bulky, utilitarian, unfashionable. Until I tried out these Forsake Patch boots.

They look awesome, and they’re incredibly comfortable (which means a lot to me, as I have opted out of hikes because of the lack of support my normal shoes have for a surgically-repaired ACL). They made it through a two-mile hike, a wolf sanctuary, a gravel-ridden campsite, a midnight rainstorm, and I didn’t have the urge to rip them off my feet when I got home. These now have a permanent place in my daypack.

I’ve told my friends to pick up pairs if they need to replace their boots and I only can only hope for more women’s styles in the future.