Pros: Very light, vent well, fast drying, good traction - wet and dry, supportive and comfortable with ample room in the forefoot. Cons: The foam rubber on the outer sole is soft and will scuff and get "chewed" up in rough terrain. Other Thoughts: While these shoes are great out of the box if you plan on using them a lot while carrying a pack or in rocky terrain you may want to invest in a pair of insoles for a little more protection and rigidity. Full review
First off, this is an excellent example of the direction new and old shoe manufacturers need to start taking. The "green" way END Footwear is using and developing brings not a new but a positive outlook for sustainability in outdoor wear industries. The Men's Stumptown 12.5oz from END are wonderful shoes. Right out of the recycled materials content box and wrapping, the shoes feel solid, light, well made and designed. These shoes are true to sized and close examination of stitching and material… Full review
END (Environmentally Neutral Designs) Footwear is focused on minimizing the footprint of its products. In August of 2009 LaCrosse Footwear(parent company) dissolved END Footwear as a standalone brand.
END Footwear Coverage in the Trailspace Blog
LaCrosse discontinues END Footwear brand
END (environmentally neutral design) Footwear set out in 2008 with a big lofty goal, "to pioneer a new age of outdoor gear products with environmentally neutral design." Read more
August 7, 2009