Feat. Salomon, Prada, and Nike
LNT, it’s the chosen motto of any outdoors-person worth their salt. The acronym, which stands for Leave No Trace, refers to a framework of principles and practices designed to guide hikers and campers in minimizing the impact their presence has on the natural environment. It’s an ethos that should be applied as much to the woodlands as to our urban environs. But that doesn’t mean you can’t leave your mark on the world in a different way—say, with the neon green flash of your New Balance kicks. An essential shoe for all types of outdoor activities, from the peaks to the streets, this line-up of all-terrain sneakers tread lightly and leave an impression.
Whether you’re trekking downhill or downtown, Salomon’s tricked-out S/LAB XT-6 Softground LT ADV sneakers deliver maximum comfort and style. This model’s innovative lug geometry allows for speedy descents, while a lightweight body and dual density EVA sole ensure cushy landings when hopping logs, rocks, or subway grates.
Nike’s re-issue of the Air Skarn—an ACG OG from the mid-90s—is as sustainable as it is stylish. Part of Nike ReGrind, which sees surplus scraps transformed into new products, this classic off-road sneaker is sustainably crafted from recycled materials.
An amped-up version of the Italian house’s iconic Cloudbust model—fitted with an uber-chunky lug sole—Prada’s Cloudbust Thunder is designed to make a (sartorial) impact.
Japanese sportswear brand Asics derives its namesake from the Latin phrase “a sound mind, a sound body”—a phrase which speaks to the label’s ethos of holistic fitness. Relaunched in modern hues and resoled with the label’s new Solyte technology, Asics’ Gel-Kayano 5 360 re-issue looks good and feels even better. Become one with nature—or the concrete jungle.
Launched in 1998, New Balance’s durable 801 trainer was the first in its all-terrain category. And its legacy endures: the model was relaunched in 2018, for its 20th anniversary, in a series of covetable, vintage-inspired colorways. Whether you’re on a trail run or a coffee run, this rugged sneaker provides optimal support through all your endeavours.