MOUNTAIN LIFE - Coast Mountains | Summer 2018

SUMMER 2018 MLCM 137 Chaco Z/Cloud Sandals “The travel-ready men’s or women’s Z/Cloud sandals feature the same custom adjustable strap system and the same performance rubber outsole as Chaco’s Classic styles. Their podiatrist-certified LUVSEAT™ footbed paired with extra top layer of ultra-soft PU offer instant cushion underfoot and all-day comfort and support. You can feel the difference as soon as you step in.” – Murray, Valhalla Pure Outfitters, Squamish. 604.892.9092 KEEN Newport H2 Sandal “For the past 15 years this sandal has ruled as a comfort-meets-versatility superstar water shoe. It has the airiness of a sandal and the toe protection of a shoe. The razor-swiped sole provides excellent traction, and the washable webbing upper is ready for hiking, walking, and all your adventures, in and out of the water.” – Katie , Editor’s Pick: Merrell Chameleon 7 Mid Waterproof Hiking Shoe “I ruined my ankles back in high school playing basketball in plastic $12 shoes from the Squamish SAAN store, so a high-performance (and high-top) hiking shoe is important to me. And this Chameleon 7 ticks all the boxes: lightweight, stable and waterproof for coastal trails, sturdy metal lace hooks, Vibram sole and air-cushioned shock absorbers for rallying up the Stawamus Chief at dawn, and a protective toe cap for kicking ass. Best light hiking boot I’ve ever owned, and the ladies are loving that Fire colour scheme. – Feet Banks, Editor, Mountain Life. p i c k s Tecnica Forge S Boot “The ultimate trekking boot. Designed to meet the demands of serious trekkers looking to move comfortably and confidently on variable terrain for single or multi-day treks. Built with an innovative fabric developed by Tecnica, the full-synthetic Forge S is durable but still offers the elasticity to conform to the anatomy of the foot when thermo-formed. A heat- lamination of TPU film adds protection and durability.” – Charles , Arc’teryx Norvan LD Shoe “The Norvan LD is specifically designed for all-day comfort on extended trail runs. With lightweight construction, functional support, and a Vibram® Megagrip outsole for versatile grip on technical trails, this shoe is geometrically built for endurance, performance, and the protection and durability you need to move with speed and confidence across unpredictable terrain.” – James, Arc’teryx Vancouver, Kitsilano and Whistler.