James Menta is an expert reviewer of outdoor equipment. He is an enthusiastic hiker and has a real passion for anything camping. Currently head of a team of hikers reviewing the best hiking boots.
Scarpa is a family-owned Italian company and as such has a special place in our hearts. Especially in Brian’s – our review editor. But throughout the Sole Labz website we insist on the principles of remaining objective and impartial. That’s why we send the shoes out to be tested by our featured testers before we […]
It’s always somewhat different (and forgive me for saying, but harder) to do these reviews for the prettier part of our hiking and trekking community and find that best hiking shoes or boots that would suit women hikers of different “breeds”. But we never have that much of a problem when working on the Moab […]
The sweet freedom When you get from a dusty trails to a roaring river that’s threatening to “pull the carpet” underneath you at any moment suddenly thinking about the fact that your girlfriend hasn’t called in two days and her colleague from work has a six pack like Leonidas in “300” seems ridiculous. I am […]
Taking a step back from the mouse race I was sitting in a coffee shop that gloomy autumn day giving life lessons to my friend Ivan who was in need. I was sharing my wisdom about “living in the moment” and finding happiness in the simple things in life. Then I went home and re-started […]
When talking about the best hiking boots to kick off your hiking adventure, you might experience a bit of trouble in your search if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. You can feel somewhat overwhelmed by the plethora of information, and this is exactly what the Sole Labz website and specifically this Merrell Moab […]
If you’re just starting to discover the precious gift that is the great outdoors and taking your baby steps toward serious hiking but you are still unsure whether you need hiking shoes or hiking boots, stay tuned, because by the end of this article you are very likely to have your answer. Why would you […]
TOP 5 hiking boots for men Another update to the guide on top rated hiking boots for men that didn’t bring any significant changes. And, to be frank, from what we are seeing, we don’t expect any changes at the very top any time soon. The Salomon Quest 4D has been reigning this category in […]