Trek in style.
Your quest to find a serious hiking shoe that's stylish enough to wear around town has been fruitless—until now. The Forsake Men's Banks WP Shoe combines sneaker-inspired styling with technical features to ensure it can perform on the trail while keeping your foot looking fresh.
A HydroGuard membrane provides breathable waterproofing to keep your foot dry through downpours and puddle splashes without turning it into a sweatbox during tough ascents. Ripstop nylon withstands rough journeys, and the EVA midsole provides cushioning when crossing rugged terrain—and they both keep weight down for everyday comfort. Directional inner lugs on the outsole provide grip on loose surfaces such as dirt and gravel, while wide outer lugs offer traction and stability when you're strolling down the street.
- Street-styled sneaker with legit hiking performance
- Tough ripstop and leather upper with water-repellent finish
- HydroGuard membrane for waterproof, breathable performance
- Open Cell PU footbed for comfort and support
- Die-cut EVA midsole offers lightweight cushioning and rebound
- Peak-To-Pavement sole handles loose terrain and streets
- Item #FRK000O
- Q & A
Very hot and run small
- Fit: Runs small
I really wanted to like these. They look great but definitely run a little small, which is odd for a skate-inspired shoe. They really squeezed the sides of my feet. I don't think going up a half size would have helped either. I do have somewhat wide feet, though. The other thing I noticed is my feet were burning up after wearing them for not very long.
Great for Everything
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Bought these shoes as a gift for my brother in Law-he uses them for everything! They are perfect for chasing his kids around while looking good and staying comfortable. He lives in Montana and the Forsake Banks were great with snow , He likes them so much that i'm not sure he's worn anything else since i gifted them.
Peak-To-Pavement Is Right!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 9
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 155lbs
I've owned a handful of different Forsake boots/shoes and just like the rest the Banks did not disappoint. As someone who's constantly hiking, climbing and backpacking these sneakers are a no-brainer. Not only do they look great but I often find myself wearing them around town just because they don't look (or feel ) like hiking shoes. They are comfortable and ready to handle whatever you throw at them.
On my last trip to Yosemite National Park I used them to hike the Mist Trail, Taft Point and casually wore them around the valley over the course of a couple days. I left the park and my feet felt great, something that I can't say about a lot of hiking shoes.
Highly recommend! :)