Forsake Wins SHAPE Magazine’s 2017 Sneaker Award


Boston, MA – Forsake, creators of footwear that blends comfort, performance and style through functional design and practical technology, is proud to announce that their Women’s Duck boot received the 2017 SHAPE Sneaker Award.

More than 100 submissions were received for this year’s SHAPE Sneaker Awards.Across 12 categories, submissions were narrowed down to 35 shoes for testing in conditions appropriate for the type of shoe by multiple testers. From there, winners were chosen with the Forsake Women’s Duck boot winningthe hike category.

"Outdoorswomen no longer have to choose between a casual sneaker and a clunky hiking boot!” said Jack Knoll, marketing director for Forsake. “We're thrilled that SHAPE awarded the Duck for the hiking category, giving further credence to Forsake's hybrid sneakerboot approach."

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About Forsake’s Women’s Duck Boot: All-season protection no longer requires a cold rubber boot. The Forsake Duck, made of premium waterproof leathers and suede, puts a modern sneaker spin on a heritage design. Instead of a cold rubber upper, Forsake's Duck features molded leather to maximize both waterproof performance and all-day comfort.

The Women’s Duck boot exhibits a waterproof/breathable membrane to keep feet dry and comfortable, a gusseted tongue to keep water and debris from entering the boot, a moisture wicking mesh lining that is quick-drying and anti-microbial to wick sweat away from feet, an open cell PU footbed that offers cushioned support, and a Peak-to-Pavement™ Outsole that provides traction and stability.


The full list of winners of 2017 SHAPE Sneaker Awards are in the April issue of SHAPE magazine, on newsstands now.

About Forsake: Successfully crowd-funded in 2013 by college buddies Sam and Jake, Forsake is a footwear company created out of a shared enthusiasm for being outside and pushing the boundaries. Forsake combines the practical technology of a hiking boot with the aesthetic of an urban sneaker for footwear that performs regardless of conditions, weather or terrain. Designed for a life of spontaneity, new experiences, and everyday adventures, Forsakes transcend the traditional boundaries of footwear by offering style when you want it and performance when you need it.

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