If you haven’t heard it already (we’d be surprised if you haven’t), Highsnobiety Sports Round 01 recently kicked off with a pop-up at Los Angeles’ Fred Segal on the corner of Sunset and La Cienega Blvds. to merge all the best of sport and style.
Flexibilizing a range of workout gear, worthy both in the gym and on the streets, the pop-up features a group of impressive brands, including select pieces from Merrell. To commemorate the partnership, we partnered with Merrell to host a roundtable last week to talk about all things hiking.
Our host, Michael Washington, Founder of The Usual Project, led the conversation that ultimately informed the evening’s talking point: the heightened sense of connection brought by time spent outdoors – whether with oneself , with each other or with the planet.
For expert insights, we tapped Max Vallot, co-founder of District Vision, Jeein Shin, founder of Comfortable Adventures, and Evelynn Escobar, founder of Hike Clerb. Adding their unique insight into why outdoor space is important to them, both personally and professionally, guests weighed in on primarily hiking-inspired themes of mindfulness, sustainability and community.
Merrell’s latest drop includes their Moab, a hiking shoe that combines comfort and ventilation, so you can focus on all the great feelings of being outdoors. Vallot himself even hit the trails a few weeks ago to test the Moab for himself in California’s Topanga Canyon. The results? A shoe that delivers an experience that Vallot says is “synonymous with West Coast hiking culture.”
Check out more photos from the event below and be sure to check out our pop-up at Fred Segal to shop Merrell in person.