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Founded in late 2013 by alums of Crocs and Reebok, SoftScience moved its headquarters to Denver from Oceanside, California, in mid-2017.

After initially targeting the podiatry sector, the company is now marketing high-comfort models like the SailFin ($100)—with versions for men and women (pictured)—to active demographics such as sailors and fly-fishers. SoftScience "SailFin"  

Fave Features:

SoftScience’s fancy proprietary copolymer (called Trileon), used in the outer sole and footbed, cushions your foot from the inside and conforms to what you step on—say, a rock in the middle of a trail—to keep your foot level. Holes in the sole wick water away from your feet, while the topsides are made from quick-drying canvas and mesh. After a slushy trail hike, you can remove the insole and chuck the rest of the shoe straight into the washing machine.


Photo courtesy of SoftScience

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