Sioux City’s weather is serious business for Peak Performance Fitness Gear. Our area is constantly buried under snow and drenched by heavy rain – and part of our job is to keep our customers’ feet warm, dry, and safely planted on the ground in spite of all that precipitation.
After a quarter century in business, our team has identified the three brands of boots which keep feet safest and most comfortable no matter the terrain they have to traverse. However cruelly the Midwest’s weather decides to treat us, you can count on the fine boots featured in our store!
Altra Running was founded by a couple of runners who met during their first day of cross-country practice at Orem High School in Utah. One of the boys improved the fit of his running shoes by placing them in a toaster oven – thus creating the culture of innovation that would later distinguish their company.
The Olympus 5 Hike GTX boot showcases many innovative and comfort-enhancing features. Alta’s signature FootShape provides feet with more space to fit naturally, and is customized to best accommodate the minute differences between men’s and women’s feet. InnerFlex grooves placed in the midsole promote unparalleled flexibility, and GORE-TEX lining makes the boot waterproof, windproof and breathable.
The Olympus 5 Hike GTX dominates all terrain. Aggressive canted TrailClaw lugs provide optimal traction against a broad range of surfaces. Rugged Vibram Megagrip outsoles cling to wet and dry surfaces alike. And thanks to Alta’s Balanced Cushioning platform, which positions the forefoot and heel at an equal distance above the ground, you’ll stride with surer and more balanced form. A men’s pair of Olympus 5 Hike GTX boots is featherweight at 12.3 ounces, so you can reliably avoid fatigue during longer treks.
HOKA was founded in France by two former Salomon employees. They made a name for themselves by introducing maximalist running shoes in 2009, which boasted far more cushioning in their outsoles than what was normal at the time. Today HOKA is based in California, where the brand continually redefines footwear.
HOKA’s Anacapa Mid GTX boot exemplifies comfort. Its symmetrical bed of cushioning, late stage meta-rocker, extended heel geometry and compression-molded foam midsole all minimize impact with each step while simultaneously promoting a more responsive toe-off. Gold-rated waterproof nubuck leather, PFC-free water repellency treatment, and GORE-TEX fabric keep feet fully protected against harsh weather. Vibram Megagrip outsoles with 5mm lugs assure safe purchase against icy ground.
A men’s pair of Anacapa Mid GTX boots weighs a mere 16 ounces – not quite as light as the Olympus 5 Hike GTX, but a little more substantial as a tradeoff.
Topo was founded in 2013 by a competitive runner from Oklahoma, who turned his passion for pushing the limitations of footwear into a full-time career. The Topo Difference is outstanding comfort: a roomy toe box, secure midfoot and heel, and low toe-to-heel drop all assist a gait which makes walking, running and hiking virtually effortless.
The Trailventure 2 WP is one of Topo’s finest works to date. It is no coincidence that it also features Vibram Megagrip outsoles – the material is simply the last word in traction. The Trailventure 2 WP provides even greater protection courtesy of its full eVent construction, which seals out water without letting the wearer’s feet stew in their own sweat. Its thickly cushioned 33x28mm platform includes a ZipFoam midsole and TPU heel counter, both of which promote a stable stride. It grants its wearer even further protection with its full-length ESS rock plate, which prevents sharp angles from poking their feet, as well as OrthoLite antimicrobial treatment on the insole. One men’s pair tips the scale at a respectable 15.9 ounces.
Don’t jeopardize your feet this winter by committing to a pair of boots that you haven’t tried on! We welcome you to stop by our store in Sioux City, IA today so you can make sure you’re equipped to tread across any landscape. We also welcome you to contact us if you would like to learn more about our expansive selection of high-quality footwear, exercise equipment and athletic apparel in stock!