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The right boots, shoes, sandals and socks will give your feet a leg up on every adventure.

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New gear is here!

From socks and sandals (no judgment) to running shoes and hiking boots—find the newest styles from your favorite brands.

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Tough boots, lighter footprint

Planning to tackle new trails this year? REI Co-op Flash boots are tough and comfy and made with nature in mind.

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Barefoot isn’t always an option

Free your feet and be ready for warm-weather fun with sandals from brands like Birkenstock, Teva and KEEN.

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Helpful advice and inspiration

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How to Choose Hiking Boots

Finding the right pair of boots is like finding your sole mate. Learn about the different types, what they’re made of, and how to get the best fit.

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Best Road Running Shoes: Tested

We did a yearlong round-robin test with 22 testers to evaluate road running shoes. Here’s the breakdown.

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Best Trail Running Shoes: Tested

One year, 13 testers, hundreds of test miles—all to help you find the trail shoe that’s right for you. Here’s what we found.

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Footwear at REI

You know what we say? Happy feet make for happy campers. And runners, and hikers, and paddlers, and… you get the idea. For a good time outside, happy feet are a must-have. REI can help outfit you with the right footwear for your favorite activity. Keep your feet smiling (metaphorically speaking) with footwear, socks and specialty accessories like insoles and gaiters from brands like Keen, Chaco, Merrell, Teva, Salomon and Forsake. From kids’ shoes, running shoes, water shoes and hiking boots to sandals to casual styles perfect for running errands or kicking back by a campfire, we’re here to help you gear up from the toes up.