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This Sub-$200 Waterproof Tech Runner is Our Pick For Ultimate ‘Techwear’ Steeze

It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about techwear or gorpcore they’re pretty much the same thing. It’s like asking “what came first, the chicken or the egg”? All we know for sure is that both embody technical fabrics, a tonne of pockets, Vibram and a whole lot of GORE-TEX.

In the footwear space names such as Salomon, La Sportiva, HOKA ONE ONE, and Merrell rain supreme and we’ve spent countless hours putting our feet into some of the most popular options on the market. We love the versatility – we often find ourselves venturing off into the mountains in a pair of Salomons and then turning up to the office in the same pair the next day. However, ultimately, we love the style and these waterproof tech runners from NYC-based brand Corridor have that in droves, with a few technical materials to boot. Did we mention the sub-$200 price point?!

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Corridor hiking shoes

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We’ve been throwing ourselves at the “gorpcore” fashion scene for the last year, and we’ve made some great learnings along the way. After spending way too much money on Mountain Research we’ve realised that versatile footwear is just as important as $2000 fishtail parkas.

Stumbling across a pair of waterproof, Vibram soled, Portuguese made tech runners for under $200 was a pleasant surprise. While these runners certainly won’t “perform” like a Salomon or Merrell, they strike the perfect balance between comfort and style with a Vibram outsole and suede stylish upper. Doubling as a waterproof trail shoe is no easy task, but Corridor have found the perfect inspiration in the trail mix inspired terminology that resonates with mountain hikes and rock climbing.

You could literally walk 100-miles in these shoes with no problem, and that’s what “trail running” is all about – comfort, waterproof, and versatility. We love this sub-culture of fashion because it’s all about finding sick pieces and sharing them with the greater community. Because let’s be honest, most of us are concrete cowboys and we’re only in it for the sick garms and stylish footwear.

The Waterproof Tech Runner from Corridor is currently on sale, and you can save almost $50 by following the link below and picking up a pair for yourself today. Don’t forget the adage “the more pockets, the better” so style your latest pick-up accordingly.

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