Footwear

It’s all about putting your best foot forward. When you’re jogging through the city streets or hiking through forest trails, you want the footwear that will get the best out of you. At Altitude Sports we’ve got running shoes, hiking boots, trail running shoes, chelsea boots and everything in between. It’s great to have choice but we want to go one step further by showing you the best footwear to choose for your activity. Discover gift guides, product reviews and all the latest in the world of footwear.

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Best Winter Running Shoes for Cold Weather Runners

Best Winter Running Shoes for Cold Weather Runners

Cold weather running isn’t just for the pros. With the right pair of shoes, anyone can get a grip on winter running (see what I did there?). That’s why...
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Best Winter Running Shoes for Cold Weather Runners

Cold weather running isn’t just for the pros. With the right pair of shoes, anyone can get a grip on winter running (see what I did there?). That’s why we’ve rounded up the very best winter running shoes. Read on to discover our personal favourites alongside tips for choosing the perfect pair to suit your needs! Our choice for best overall winter running shoes goes to the Arc'teryx Aerios GTX. The streamlined upper is highly waterproof and breathable, while the Vibram outsole features lugs that grip ice, snow and even mud when the weather starts to warm up. The best

Best Boots for Snowshoeing

Snowshoe trails abound and models are evolving more and more, to the delight of users. Once you get your hands on the right pair of snowshoes, you'll need a pair of boots - and we've got a selection of the best snowshoe boots for your needs.Nowadays, the majority of snowshoe models easily pair with most winter hiking boots. They feature warmth, insulation and are a perfect beginning before you get into buying equipment and apparel. To maximize your comfort, here are some tips to follow to ensure your pairing is one of the best type of boots for you.Best overall bootsBest

Sorel Black Friday Sale and Deals

After long months stuck in your living room, the call of nature and wide open spaces is being heard. To answer, get a good pair of boots—and it's a good thing we have Sorel Black Friday discounts!Which brand makes better winter boots than Sorel? None. So you'll be happy to know that you can get your hands on the best boots at a DISCOUNT during our Black Friday sale. sorel black friday This year, Black Friday falls on November 26, 2021, but you can take advantage of sweet deals as of Monday, November 22. Black Friday also continues until Cyber

Best Winter Boots For Men 2022

It’s getting close to that time of year.  The weather gets colder, snow starts to fall, and it's time to swap the summer gear for the winter gear. Key amongst your winter getup is a good pair of winter boots. When it comes time to buy a new pair there are four things to consider:  waterproofness, insulation, grip, and style. You can't go wrong with materials like waterproof nylon and GORE-TEX. Keeping your feet dry is essential for staying comfortable, and most importantly, warm. If you want to stay cozy, lined boots are a must, and great for blocking out

Most Popular Winter Boots for Women

Looking for the best women's winter boots to take on the infamously cold Canadian winters? The choice is not easy. The warmest winter boots for women are not necessarily the biggest or thickest. There are many things to consider, such as the look, the purpose (for walking, everyday life, snowshoeing, etc.), the sole, and more. This year's winter is gearing up to look a little different than we are used to. We'll probably be spending more time at home, plowing snow, playing outside with people or finally trying out winter sports, now that we have a little more time. We

Christmas Socks Gift Guide 2021

The holiday season is in full swing and gift ideas that translate into smiles for your loved ones, friends, and co-workers can be a daunting task. We're going to save you that trip to the dollar store for the gift exchange party with our fabulous Christmas socks gift guide! A pair of athletic or casual socks from our collection of feet-focused brands are always an appreciated Christmas gift - especially when the socks have a quality that's built to last. You'll find unisex gift ideas, a gift for your office sock exchange, Christmas socks and much more. Best Socks to

Best Rain Boots for Women for 2021

When you glance at the upcoming week’s weather and see a forecast of rain, what’s your first thought? If you have the best rain boots in your closet, it won’t change your plans too much. If not, you’re likely calculating how to stay inside as much as possible. But with a trusty pair of rain boots, the weather doesn’t have to stop your next move. With styles ranging from knee-highs to classic Chelsea ankle boots, rainwear can be both stylish and functional. A good pair of rubber rain boots keeps your feet dry and comfortable through afternoon showers and wet, slushy

Choosing the right hiking footwear

Hiking is an activity that can easily be enjoyed by just about anyone due to the variety of terrain available. If you're a beginner, you can find more mellow, short hikes that are not too steep or technical. If you're a hiking veteran, you can find the steepest, gnarliest hikes leading you to the middle of nowhere, sleeping under the stars listening to the many sounds of nature. Whatever terrain you may choose, dependable hiking footwear will be your best hiking partner. Below are some of the common types of footwear for hiking you'll come across while shopping. What type

Our 6 Most Popular Blundstone Boots for 2021

Below, we’ve created a list of our 6 most popular Blundstone boots for 2021. Now, we know that your 2021 probably hasn’t been perfect. But did you know Blundstone just celebrated their 150th anniversary last year? And did you know that the company remains family-owned and operated in Tasmania, Australia? So why not cap this year off with a pair “Blunnies”?150-years of BlundstoneIn 1870, John Blundstone started making footwear built for the cobbled streets, farmland, factories, and well-pounded dance floors of Australia. While Blundstone boots – affectionately known as “Blunnies” in the Outback – remain the footwear of choice for

Best Trail Running Shoes in 2021

From curvy single-tracks to rugged off-road terrain, trail running has a unique meaning for every person. However, there’s one thing all types of trail runners need: the best trail running shoes to cushion and protect their feet. We considered many shoes and tested the best eight in this guide. We found the Salomon Supercross Blast GTX trail running shoes to be the best in terms of traction, advanced features, and comfort. When looking for the best trail running shoes of 2021, we scoured the market for shoes with the best cushioning, flexibility, weight, and waterproofing. We’ve found the top runners

Best Hiking Shoes for 2021

Hiking shoes are one of the best pieces of gear you can bring on any hike. They provide more support and durability than regular runners. We extensively reviewed the nine best hiking shoes on the market and will present them here in this review.In terms of waterproofing, grip, traction, and lightweight function, we found the Arcteryx Aerios FL Mid GTX Hiking Shoes to be the best all-around. Read on to find the best hiking shoes for every outdoor occasion. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente The Top Hiking Shoes Reviewed Product Name WaterproofGrippy outsoleLightweight  Shop Product Name Good arch support Quick lacing Super comfortable Shop Product Name

Best Running Shoes in 2021

Ready for your daily jogging routine? The beauty of running is that it is a particularly accessible sport. It can be practiced anywhere, anytime, and with minimal equipment. In fact, the only thing that is really important to consider is a pair of top running shoes that you should be wearing. Finding a good pair is essential, not only to improve your performance but also to avoid injury in the short or long term. With so many models to choose from, how do you choose just one? First and foremost, you should know what kind of running you will be

Best Hiking Boots in 2021

If you've ever had a blister, you know just how debilitating those unimpressive little wounds can be. A great day's hike can be all for naught—or even worse, your trip turns into an unending succession of replacing bandages and wraps. That's why it's important to minimize your risk of any injury great or small by choosing the right pair of hiking boots.  ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Our Top Hiking Boots, Reviewed Product Name WeatherproofSturdyStable Shop Product Name Supportive Waterproof 5 mm lugs Good grip Shop Product Name PriceDurabilitySupport Shop Product Name Protective Breathable No break-in Shop Product Name StylishRuggedBreathable Shop Product Name VersatileBreathableWaterproof Shop Product Name High quality Low

Best Birkenstocks for 2021

In 1774, a German cobbler named Johann Adam Birkenstock began making what is now known as the legendary Birkenstock. What made them different from other shoes was the unique footbed that cradled the foot’s natural arches. The unique contoured footbed is one of the hallmarks of today’s beloved Birkenstocks. These sandals have come to be synonymous with summer, adventure, and travel across the globe. Aside from their rich history, there’s no denying that Birkenstocks are a quality sandal. 225 years later, each shoe is created with long-lasting, good-looking materials. Not only are Birkenstocks highly versatile, but they also have shock-absorbing soles,

Best Brooks Running Shoes in 2021

Brooks is a pioneer in the running shoe industry. It all started when they created the world's first stability shoe in 1977, the Vantage, and began patenting different types of DNA midsole foams. From the GuideRails system that offers unobtrusive support for overpronators and neutral runners, to the 3D fit printed uppers and plush DNA foam, it’s hard to beat the features of Brooks running shoes at their price point. Over the years Brooks has amassed a large following, from workers in the healthcare industry who spend all day on their feet, to road and trail runners alike. For our top

Best Mountaineering Boots for 2021

What are Mountaineering Boots?Unlike hiking boots, mountaineering boots are designed to be used in snow and ice. Mountaineering boots can fit with a variety of crampons, and the stiffness of the sole allows for good edging. The uppers have some flexibility for climbing and a waterproof membrane for weather protection. Mountaineering boots are specifically designed to move over rough terrain and support mountaineers as they traverse vertically through ice walls and frozen waterfalls. Mountaineering boots provide extra ankle support, they tend to be heavier and more rigid than hiking boots. They’re an essential piece of kit when you’re traversing snow, glaciers,

Best Long-Distance Running Shoes in 2021

When you’re running a marathon or covering long distances, you want a running shoe that will help you tackle the miles. Long-distance running shoes are built to last under high-mileage, intensive runs. Most on the market have high energy return in an effort to boost speed. This form of running requires a high level of physical endurance, extended timeframes, and long paths. We found that the best overall shoe for this strenuous activity is the Saucony Kinvara 12 running shoe. They epitomize the ideal running footwear with their cushioning and responsiveness. Here’s an in-depth look at our best long-distance running shoes. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente

Top 5 Gore-Tex Running Shoes

Take your running routine to the next level with GORE-TEX, the best waterproof membrane available. From torrential downpours to light drizzles, you’ll want to keep your feet dry, which is why we’ve prepared a list of the best waterproof running shoes on the market. With the right apparel and footwear, you can say goodbye to boring indoor routines on the treadmill and tackle the wet weather with confidence. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Arc'teryx Tackle slush, mud and rain in the Norvan LD GTX trail running shoes.  Designed with GORE-TEX membrane, the Norvan LD 2 fits like a glove and offers exceptional weather protection

Choosing the Best Winter Boots for Winter 2021

As we know, winter is generally colder than the rest of the seasons depending on the climate where you are living so adequate gear is imperative. Due to the more extreme temperatures, proper gear is essential for not only your comfort but for your safety too, (and of course to ensure your experience is exceptional) so make sure you’re picking the right pair of winter boots with the help of this winter boot guide. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente Best overall winter boot Sorel’s 1964 PAC Nylon Waterproof Boots for men are timeless classics that will keep you warm and dry from zero to 32 below. The removable

Best Winter Boots for Kids

These days, parents can find much higher quality winter snow boots for their kids than when they were young. Gone are the days of putting plastic bags over your feet to keep out water. Now, winter snow boots for kids have advanced waterproofing technology, fit securely, are well-insulated, and have excellent traction on the outsoles. We found the best winter snow boots were the Sorel Yoot Pac Nylon Boots, which have excellent insulation, are easy to put on, and are fully waterproof. ShoeChaussureBagSacTentTente The Top Winter Boots for Kids Reviewed   Product Name Excellent insulation Design is easy to slip

Winter Boots Insulation Guide

Winter on a cool day can be enjoyable. Winter at its worst can be an absolute nightmare. Good or bad, winter is cold. Seems obvious, but finding the right pair of boots to take on the elements isn't. Some boots are designed to do it all while others can have a specific use based on activity and weather. There are lots of factors to consider when choosing the right winter boots, but one thing you shouldn't overlook is the type of insulation used to warm your feet. It can be a headache navigating through different winter boot insulation types. We

Best Cycling Shoes of 2020

In this guide, we’ll review the nine most competitive cycling shoes on the market and explain their strongest and weakest points. Of all our favourites, the Garneau Granite II shoes topped the list for their multitude of features and functions Why Cycling Shoes? Cycling shoes are essential to keep your feet protected and maximize the transfer of energy from foot to the pedal. In some models, the innovative closure system protects pressure points on the top of the foot. Additionally, the soles are more stiff to aid in the effective transfer of energy as you ride. Best All-Around Cycling Shoes

Best Stability Running Shoes In 2020

After reviewing the top stability running shoes on the market, we found the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 shoes were the best overall in comfort, stability, and cushioning. Below, we look at the best stability running shoes for different types of terrain and purposes. What is a Stability Running Shoe? Top Stability Running Shoes Reviewed:  Best Overall: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Shoes Best-selling: ASICS Gel-Kayano 26 Shoes Best Premium: On Cloudace Shoes Best Lightweight: Mizuno Wave Sky Waveknit 3 Shoes Best for Training: Saucony Omni ISO 2 Shoes Most Comfortable: Salomon Predict RA shoes What to Look for in a Stability Running Shoe FAQ for Stability Running Shoes

Best Salomon Trail Running Shoes

We’ll save you some time—if you’re looking for a plush, cushioned shoe, look elsewhere (like the Hoka One One, for example). Salomons are known for their firm, responsive runners that give your feet a good feel for the ground. Of all the Salomon trail running shoes reviewed, we found the Salomon Speedcross 5 GTX to be the best overall for their versatility and comfort. Whether you’re looking for the best Salomon shoes for hiking, winter running, or want to find the most affordable ones—this detailed guide is for you. THE TOP SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING SHOES REVIEWEDBest all-around: Salomon Speedcross 5 GTXRunner up: Salmon Ultra ProBest affordable: Salomon

Best Minimalist Running Shoes

Lightweight and close to the ground, minimalist running shoes let you truly feel the terrain and strike the ground naturally. When choosing the right shoe, considerations range from heel-to-toe drop to support and cushioning. We’ve rounded up and reviewed this year’s best minimalist running shoes to help you hit the ground running. The Trail Glove 5 Eco Shoes is our top pick overall, as they ranked well in each category we tested. Keep in mind, finding the perfect minimalist shoes isn't about our ratings or anyone else's. It's about which shoes fit best for you and how you will be

On the Road With Hoka One One

Just one look and you'll immediately recognize Hoka One One's iconic style. If minimalist running shoes have risen in popularity over the last decade, runners are now turning to maximum cushioning and support. Enter Hoka One One—maximalist running shoes at their best. Like Walking on Clouds Founded in 2009 by two avid runners and a former Salomon designer, Hoka One One specializes in designing shoes for mountain and road running. Supremely comfortable, their models were rapidly embraced by marathoners and runners of all levels. The brand's name means "fly over the earth" in Maori, which is an almost literal interpretation

Performance for the Streets: The Salomon Advanced Collection

For the past few seasons, comfort has regained its top spot as the number 1 criteria of urban collections. The #STAYHOME movement has only made jogging pants and orthopedic shoes more popular in spite of their previous status as ‘dad shoes.’ But for Salomon, pioneers in the world of running shoes, this is nothing new: rallying its cutting-edge technologies to bold designs, the perfect urban collection has been here all along, ready to be adopted by urban fashion enthusiasts. Born in Annecy, a city at the epicenter of the French Alps, the brand is renowned for its outdoor running shoes

Altra Running Shoes—the Rule of Three

Fixing what was broken. In his view, Golden Harper noticed something that needed to be fixed in the runner's most critical piece of equipment—too much drop from heel to forefoot in running shoes. He began creating, then selling hacked runners out of his father's workshop in Utah. Today, some 10 years later, those shoes became Altra, and Altra has exploded into a force on the international running scene to podium-level acclaim. A big part of that is how they take things three steps at a time. Lone Peak 4.5 - women Shop Lone Peak 4.5 now Good things come in

How to Choose the Best Rain Boots

There's nothing more unpleasant than starting your morning by stepping in a puddle and spending the rest of the day with wet feet. Regardless of the season, avoid the discomfort of a day with soggy, wet feet and invest in the best pair of rain boots. Whether you're beating the spring or fall days of drizzle or navigating the slush puddles of winter, a reliable pair of rain boots is a must. With numerous brands creating their own designs, waterproof boots are available in a variety of colours, styles and sizes. With so many options, it can be difficult to

La Canadienne: Warm and Stylish Boots for Montreal Winters

Born in Montreal, Canada's fashion capital, La Canadienne pays tribute to its origins with its range of stylish winter boots. Elegant, sophisticated and most importantly warm, their selection has enough to please every woman's taste. Discover some of our favourite boots to get you through winter in style. Elegant High Boots Nothing compliments a dress, a skirt or a long wool coat than a pair of suede or leather high boots. Perfect for a winter's night out in the city, the Susan Boots are made from high-quality, waterproof Italian leather. The Helen Boot brings luxury isolation with its soft Shearling

How to Dress for Winter Running

Running during winter can be daunting. Icy paths, cold temperatures, lack of visibility, and a number of other factors can make life difficult. But with the right gear, you can beat the winter blues, so be ready when you hit the trails with this winter running guide. Finding The Right Footwear Running gurus won't stop at the sign of snow in the forecast but instead, beef up their running gear so that they can keep racking up their weekly kilometres before and after work. With the proper footwear, you too can be out there with the running gurus all winter

Kamik Kids Winter Boots Review

So we are in-between seasons here in Canada and are kicking it with our Kamik kids winter boots and a pair for mom (that's me). With a 4-year old in tow you tend to fly by the seat of your pants and have to take things as they come, ready or not. It’s a must to have boots that are easy to slip on and warm enough for our day-to-day adventures. These Kamik winter boots are top-notch with the extra-wide opening for easy access, giving my boy Kade even more independence (since 4-year olds “can do everything themselves”). Kade -