Forsake is the story of two ski buddies from New England who wore their sneakers too much, then ended up mastering a whole new category of footwear as a result. Through the rain, snow, and the tough terrain around mountain towns, they’d beat the hell out of their sneakers and come back to their cabins with numb feet. So they said screw it, and started making shoes of their own. The key was adding sneaker-like cushy midsoles and flexibility to designs that are as protective as hiking boots — with weatherproof uppers and rugged Vibram tread — but way more breathable than typical hikers and less of a pain to lace up. So whether you’re heading out on a rainy day in the city, or braving snowbanked streets around Tahoe, just pull on your Forsakes and head out the door. It’s that simple.