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No matter where we found ourselves in these sandals, our feet remained...
No matter where we found ourselves in these sandals, our feet remained comfortable and supported.
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Rob Woodworth

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Rob Woodworth is a level 300 certified Development Coach and Alpine Official who learned to ski before he could run. He cut his teeth as a FIS and USCSA athlete before pursuing a career as a professional stoke monger—sharing his love for the sport with a new generation. When not on skis, you’ll find him bike touring, trail-blazing, or daydreaming about life in the shire with his hound dog, Wrennie Mae.

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Best Powder Skis

Best Powder Skis

Finding the perfect powder ski is a seemingly bottomless task. To find the best, we researched over 60 contenders and put the top performers through over 100 grueling hours of testing...
Keen Newport H2
Top Pick

Keen Newport H2

A classic contender for the closed-toe sandal design with a wide forefoot, water-friendly materials, and a grippy outsole, this is a desirable choice for watersports enthusiasts everywhere.
How to Choose Sandals

How to Choose Sandals

Sandals are very versatile and functional footwear thanks to modern advances in materials and construction. No longer are they simply for lounging at the beach, these savvy pieces of...
Teva Hurricane XLT 2

Teva Hurricane XLT 2

With the classic three-strap design from Teva, this model offers a few performance upgrades from the original sandal that started it all. Testers agreed that it was a rugged multi-sport...
DPS Alchemist Lotus 124
Editors' Choice

DPS Alchemist Lotus 124

Hailing from Little Cottonwood Canyon and specializing in powder-specific skis, DPS is now a staple in the dirtbag scene. The Alchemist upholds the brand's reputation with the impressive...
Nordica Enforcer Pro
Top Pick

Nordica Enforcer Pro

The Enforcer Pro is so good that it hasn't changed since last model year. It is the largest ski in the Nordica lineup and has some of the strongest materials as well. Though it caters to...
How to Choose Men's Powder Skis

How to Choose Men's Powder Skis

Powder-specific skis have come a long way since the superfats of the '80's. Innovations in design and a rapidly-developing field of big-mountain athletes has driven...
K2 Pinnacle 118

K2 Pinnacle 118

The K2 Pinnacle 118 is the standing replacement for the Annex 118, which used to be offered as Seth Morrison's pro model. Currently, it is the widest big mountain ski that they offer. They...
Salomon QST 118

Salomon QST 118

The QST 118 is fun and floaty. It feels light and skis that way too, swinging easily in the powder and offering a soft and flexy ride. It doesn't feel burly enough to take on bigger...
Atomic Backland Bent Chetler

Atomic Backland Bent Chetler

More often than not, these were the first to disappear from the locker room each day—and it's clear to see why once you give 'em a whirl. Stunty with plenty of float these skis know how...
Chaco Z/Cloud

Chaco Z/Cloud

This very comfortable sandal is also very capable while on the trail. Nearly identical to its older brother, the Z/1 Classic, it offers a softer footbed and only slightly less stability...
Teva Terra Fi 5

Teva Terra Fi 5

This is a beefed-up version of the original Terra Fi that includes more resilient materials and added neoprene cushions. It is geared towards higher performance as well as increased comfort.
Teva Omnium 2

Teva Omnium 2

While it may not be for everyone, these sandals have won the praise of multi-sport enthusiasts who seek protective, breathable footwear. It is certainly a supportive model, however, we...
Black Crows Corvus

Black Crows Corvus

The Chamonix-built Corvus is inspired by the huge exposures of the French Alps.
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