Cities are no longer the treeless landscapes they once were. Urban planners are integrating more and more green space in unique ways. Places like the High Line in New York City, Detroit’s Dequindre Cut, and the Rail Park in Philadelphia have shown that even the most unwavering industrial infrastructure can be reimagined as modern-day areas of respite.
This gives city dwellers the ability to quickly escape the concrete jungle. The High Line, for example, offers nearly 1.5 miles of walking for views of the Hudson River along an old rail line 30 feet above the streets of Manhattan. The High Line is rugged and peace-providing, yet still allows for seamless access to fine cultural possibilities in art galleries, restaurants, and more in the Chelsea and West Village neighborhoods of NYC. Simply walking up or down the steps to go from city bustle to nature break, this makes for a go-to option when you need to get outside in the city for a micro-adventure.
To do that, it’s imperative to have versatile shoes like KEEN’s Glenhaven Mid Sneaker and ‘The 59’ Chelsea. Both pairs can transition from the office to any trail or city street with plenty of comfort and support to spare for those days of constant walking and getting lost in parks. And they’ll be able to handle any weather the city might unexpectedly throw at you.
‘The 59’ Chelsea Boot
‘The 59’ Chelsea is a stylish city boot that’s upgraded with seam sealed water protection and a comfortable foam footbed for superior transition from the office to the streets. The easy slip-on design and combination of leather and mesh make ‘The 59’ Chelsea a superior fall boot to deal with any weather and muddy paths you find yourself on.
The Glenhaven Mid Sneaker
And the Glenhaven Mid Sneaker is just the sort of sneaker urban life demands — every urbanite needs a comfy mid-rise sneaker in their arsenal. The black-on-black colorway also brings a sense of modern cool. Merging urban performance with a hiking silhouette, the Glenhaven Mid Sneaker is ideal for traversing whatever landscapes you roam.