Forsake Patch boots
The Forsake Patch Boots $149 are ideal boots for light hikes in the fall. My sister told me she was going to get a pair because I raved about them. The waterproof leather guarantees dry feet even on the rainiest of days. The Peak-to-Pavement outsole features big lugs to give you supreme grip on every surface.
Whether you’re walking through town or off-trail, you can feel safe on this tread. The lacing system mimics older/classic hiking boots with small D rings throughout the foot then upgrading to two hooks to secure it around your ankle. While the main part of the shoe is a sturdy leather, the very top section softens up to make sure the material doesn’t dig in.
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The toe box is slightly wider than most hiking boots and is very stiff keeping you from hurting your toe if you accidentally kick something. The boots have a moderate flex while walking, not stiff like approach shoes but not soft like tennis shoes, a nice medium. These shoes also have a gusseted tongue to keep it in place and from sliding down towards your toes. Amongst all these cool features, what impressed me the most is that you can wear them with anything. From shorts to leggings to jeans, the Patch boots have you covered.
Growing up snowboarding and hiking in the bitter cold winters and humid summers of northern Vermont, Eliza learned how to beat up gear and quickly became infatuated with new technologies. After moving to Colorado in 2015 to pursue a degree in recreation and outdoor education at Western Colorado University, her passion for the outdoors grew exponentially. Soon after, she picked up rock climbing, telemark skiing, backpacking, canyoneering, and is slowly learning to love rafting. Through these learning processes, Eliza began to understand the importance of the right gear and hopes to share her experiences and knowledge with others through Engearment.
Now working for Beacon Guidebooks as the ‘Wearer of Many Hats’ (yes, that is her official title), Eliza has learned the ins and outs of the outdoor industry. She has also worked on marketing teams, as a photographer, media coordinator, outdoor instructor and as a wrangler. She is especially excited to encourage other women in the outdoors and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion.