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Can you recommend some hiking footwear that will have me covered from Sedona to the Alps to my Sunday strolls through Tompkins Square Park? Salomon trail runners seem like the obvious answer but also feel played out at this point.
I only hike below 14th Street, but I think I know what you need.
The best Salomon product is the Black Snowcross Advanced Sneaker. These can handle any elements, from ice and snow to vomit on First Avenue. They look incredibly cool and are very durable.