The Best Shoes for Summer Adventures

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Great shoes for adventuring that are stylish and perform well in the outdoors this summer. See them all on The Fresh Exchange.

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Living in Northern Michigan on the shore of Lake Michigan and amongst some of the greatest views of the country, this means you have more shoes to adventure in than anything else. You never know when the day will call for a dune hike that ends on a rocky or sandy shore and a dip in the lake that then leads to an evening bonfire. It is the way of life here and the kind of life we love. In fact, I usually feel most comfortable in shoes that can go from bike ride to river wander to dune climb to dinner at our favorite restaurant. So, I gathered up a collection of shoes that will help you deeply enjoy any and all adventures that may or may not be planned this summer. My suggestion, keep these ones in the car because I think it is best to always live with the mentality that you never know the adventures the day may bring.

Great shoes for adventuring that are stylish and perform well in the outdoors this summer. See them all on The Fresh Exchange.

Top left to bottom right:
Silver Buckle Sandal from Teva $80  | Rope and Suede Sandal from Teva $85  |  Classic Athletic Black Sandal from Chaco $100 (these are the ones I have) |  Green Leather Hiking Boot from Zamberlan $329  |  Terrex Hiking Boot from Adidas $224  |  Classic Hiker from Blundstone $150 (I have these as well)  |  Brown Leather and Red Lace Hiking Boot from Danner $350  |  Patterned Strapped Sandal from Teva $50  |  Olive Green Sandal from Teva $80  |  Water shoe from Astral $85  |  Terrex Water Shoe from Adidas $65  |  Gray Mountain Boot from Merrell $100

What shoe do you keep in your car this time for year for adventures? What is your standby for hiking and water adventures?

Hello! I’m Megan Gilger,

A strong believer that nature and the seasons are our greatest teachers. We live on a hill in Leelanau County, Michigan just a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan. This land we are responsible for is where we are focused on building a life around the seasons and intention. We spend our days here building a regenerative model of living and focusing our garden on native plants and intensive polyculture planting styles. My focus is less on self-sufficiency and more on community-sufficiency through how we grow and connect through the seasons.
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