When it comes to outdoor activities in beautiful natural settings, Canada is spoiled for choice all year round. This is particularly evident in summer however, from the spectacular coastal hikes in New Brunswick to the winding mountain trails in British Columbia. Whatever the activity may be, proper footwear is crucial for making the most of our beautiful (albeit sometimes brief) summer weather.
Patagonia, a company with a strong focus on environmentalism, is well known for their high quality outdoor products. Their approach to product design demonstrates a bias for simplicity and utility, while using beautiful fabrics and leathers.
The women’s collection features a wide variety of every day styles, including strappy sandals, mesh ballet flats, running shoes and boots. Many of these also offer comfort features such as supportive latex foam footbeds and Patagonia® Air Cushions in the midsole and heel.
From casual sandals and sneakers to loafers and boots, many of the men’s shoes similarly feature durable, suede or full-grain leather uppers with natural wool linings to move moisture and regulate temperature (making them ideal for changing weather!).
Here are a few of my favourite new styles from Patagonia: