If that doesn’t sound like your style, strap up your boots and throw on a coat, and simply explore for a little while, without the phone, without a second thought of anything else in the world but your own thoughts and experience. It’s important in this day and age to disconnect and recharge, for without it, it’s easy to become imbalanced and very easy to fall into a loll, depression, and funk. Since I’m stuck in front of a laptop and phone most of my days, as a writer, I prefer to take several days to get away and to recharge. No matter what’s going on in my life, no matter how feverish I feel from all the things I must accomplish, this is my tried and true way to keep my feet on the ground and my mind out of the fog.
Garmont’s Karakum GTX boots are technically a mid-cut shoe, but feel a bit closer to a semi-low rise boot. They offer the same stability and protection of a traditional hiking boot, but are lighter weight and come with a breathability technology that is perfect for long hikes and even hot days. The ballistic fabric upper is paired with a Vibram outsole which offers a dynamic and reliable grip for optimal traction on a variety of terrain. The grip pattern is ideal for uneven terrain, rocky or even urban environments.
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(Main photo by djprmf via Flickr)