12 Best Minimalist Barefoot Sandals for Running & Hiking

Three sets of minimalist barefoot trail running sandals on pieces of wood

I’ve been searching for a more minimalist approach to footwear for years since I bought my first Vibram Five Finger style back in 2005. From my years of research, I’ve put together my list of the best minimalist barefoot running sandals for men and women. What are minimalist barefoot sandals? They’re typically lightweight, highly flexible, … Read more

The Top Wool Hiking Socks for All-Season Comfort

Three pairs of wool hiking socks propped of up logs with mountains in the distance

As a former REI employee with three-and-a-half years of experience in the footwear department, customers have approached me countless times to ask which hiking socks are best for their next adventure. I’m a gear nerd and know that small details make all the difference in creating the best experience outdoors. Various types of hiking require … Read more