Even during wet and foul weather, life goes on as usual. So that also means that you don't let bad weather stop you from exercising. Especially if you can just keep your feet dry. Consider gorpcore sneakers, a style aimed at wearing utilitarian, functional and outdoor-inspired footwear. To make it easy for you, we have listed ten of the most popular sneakers for outdoor hiking and walking for you!
Karhu Fusion XC 'Gunmetal' – F830001
We kick off the list with the Karhu Fusion XC 'Gunmetal'. This outdoor-inspired sneaker offers the solution for optimal comfort during a brisk hike or walk. Karhu's love and admiration for the outdoors is still reflected in the design process today. Among other things, the Fusion XC 'Gunmetal' features HydroGuard®, a breathable and also waterproof membrane to keep your feet cool and dry. Extra comfort comes from the use of nylon mesh with suede overlays.
GORE-TEX x Nike ACG Air Zoom Gaiadome 'Black' – DD2858-001
A sneaker that should also definitely not be missed from this list is the GORE-TEX x Nike ACG Air Zoom Gaiadome 'Black'. Anything featuring GORE-TEX is almost impossible to do without for an outdoor sneaker collection.
The large shoes tailored to steep mountain slopes allow you to climb in places you probably shouldn't. In addition, the Zoom Air cushioning provides extra comfort. The durable Trailframe underfoot also provides stability on different terrains and reinforces high-impact zones. Whether you go hiking, trekking or backpacking, they are ready for anything you want to do outdoors!
Salomon Advanced XT-6 'Beluga' – L47305600
There is a reason why this trail runner from Salomon is the favourite sneaker of top athletes. That's because with the Salomon Advanced XT-6 'Beluga', you have a reliable shoe, regardless of the weather or terrain. The Contagrip outsole allows this outdoor sneaker to adapt to all conditions. This is possible because the sole relies on a precise mix of density, compositions and geometry. The nylon mesh upper also features an abrasion- and water-resistant TPU film.
HOKA ONE ONE M Anacapa Low GTX – 1122017
A sneaker made with responsible materials in mind: the HOKA ONE ONE M Anacapa Low GTX. With the Anacapa Low GTX, Hoka offers an outdoor shoe for those who value adventure and the environment. Because in addition to its waterproof and breathable features, it is made from recycled and reliably sourced materials.
ASICS GEL-1090 Piedmont Grey – 1203A241.020
The GEL-1090™ running shoe from the year 2003 has been given a modern look, while retaining its signature design details. For example, the sneaker now has a simplified upper, combined with influential features such as the tiger claw on the toecap and heel.
The impressive design of this retro running shoe from ASICS is inspired by the lines of a motorbike, emphasising the idea of speed. Smooth, curved lines also run along the midsole. The GEL™ technology in the heel also provides cushioning to ensure extra comfort. Combining the original look with enhanced functionality thanks to extra comfort and cushioning, this makes the GEL-1090 Piedmont Grey the modern version of the GT-1000™ collection.
Nike ACG Air Mada Low 'Hemp' – DQ5499-200
Whether jumping over boulders or scrambling through slot canyons, the Nike ACG Air Mada Low will have you ready for the great outdoors! Indeed, the rugged outsole construction and lightweight leather and textile upper will make your adventure their mission. Combined with the large studs, Air cushioning and large sipes, you will always have traction on different surfaces.
Not forgetting the round laces and pull tabs! The laces are easy to tie with gloves on. With the pull tabs, you can easily pull the shoes on and off and also attach them to your backpack. Finally, the Nike ACG Air Mada is available in different colorways!
New Balance 610 'Aluminum' – ML610TAC
The New Balance 610 gets you ready for your next outdoor activity. Inspired by the trails, this outdoor sneaker boasts plenty of features, synthetic overlays and breathable mesh. The design is finished off with the signature "N", which overlays the fit with the distinctive brand symbol. A C-CAP midsole decorates the lateral side of the shoe with a high level of cushioning and is supported by the rubber sole underfoot.
adidas Originals Hyperturf Adventure 'Multicolor' – GX4487
Improving your performance in the outdoors while contributing to the environment? You can with the adidas Originals Hyperturf Adventure! That's because this outdoor sneaker is partly made of certified recycled materials. Thanks to the specific placement and shape of the grips on the outsole and materials such as adidas TRAXION® technology, you will have maximum traction and confidence with every step on soft surfaces.
Saucony OG ProGrid Triumph 4 Gorpcore – S70758-1
Are you a big gorpcore lover? Then take a moment to stand extra tall in the Saucony OG ProGrid Triumph 4 Gorpcore. This outdoor/gorpcore sneaker meets the most important need: practical use in today's zeitgeist! Here, the technology from 2007 is retained but combined with a modern look. For example, CORDURA® materials, rubber details, lace locks and black overlays keep you on your toes while providing a uniform design.
Nike Zoom Vomero 5 ‘Cobblestone’ – FB8825-001
We close the list with the Nike Zoom Vomero 5 'Cobblestone'. This sneaker boasts numerous sporty features, but quickly gained notoriety for its lifestyle design. Thus, the outdoor shoe is characterised by a mesh upper and overlays of leather and plastic, which are neutral in colour. This is further contrasted by pastel green splashes on the tongue and sole.
Inside, Nike cushlon foam and Zoom Air cushioning provide continuous comfort. This together makes it a must have for your outdoor sneaker collection! In addition, the Nike Zoom Vomero 5 collection is available in many colours.