HOKA ONE ONE’s Research-Backed TENNINE Hiking Boots

Product developer Hy Rosario explains the unique design and intention

HOKA ONE ONE’s hefty new long-distance hiking boots, the TENNINE HIKE GORE-TEX, emphasize comfort and sustainability in a package unlike anything we’ve seen before. An extended heel feature called HUBBLE smooths the heel-to-toe transition, using your bodyweight to help propel forward. The boots (which HOKA has jokingly called “part hovercraft”) do differ from the tame, tapered look of typical hiking shoes, but every decision that …

Interview: Exterior Design Trio, Manscapers

Around NYC, LA and Miami, a talented team assembles verdant oases and floral dreamscapes

To have stepped into an event designed by the Manscapers—Garrett Magee, James DeSantis and Mel Brasier—as we did in 2019, meant entering a living vision of the potential for plants. But the trio does more than assemble the occasional spectacle (all of which are on pause anyway, due to the pandemic); they piece together private clients’ personal outdoor escapes. Their full-service boutique design firm helps to …

Snow Peak’s New Portland Flagship Store Goes Beyond Retail

We look inside the brand's new community space ahead of its opening weekend

Renowned Japanese outdoor brand, Snow Peak, brings more soul than ever to their new headquarters—HQ4. Nestled on Portland, Oregon’s lively NW 23rd Ave, the space houses their North American team, a showroom, a large curation of goods and a restaurant. Though these are all things that could catch your eye while passing the semi-transparent building, it’s when you step into the space that guests feel …