Not-So-Pedestrian Gifts For Urban Walkers

Not-So-Pedestrian Gifts for Urban Walkers

Hey, using your feet is cool again! Chances are, you know someone in your life who walks to stay healthy, to explore their city, or simply to commune with their neighbourhood. Whether they're commuting on foot, illegally accessing abandoned infrastructure, or simply enjoying a Sunday stroll, here are some gift ideas for the walkers in your life.

Ampelmann bottle opener

East Berlin's beloved Ampelmännchen, the pedestrian crossing symbol, has his own store filled with incredible walk-friendly products. This bottle opener caught our eye but we also loved the messenger bags, scarves, and even cookie cutters.

Smartwool socks

Smartwool remains the best sock manufacturer on the planet for producing insanely durable Merino wool socks that protect your feet while still looking stylish. We love the Diamond Jim for men as a high-quality take on the argyle and Splendor Kneehigh for ladies (perfect for wearing under tall boots).

Echo Design Touch Gloves

Getting directions on your phone suuuuucks when it's cold. Smartphone-friendly gloves are hot right now, but Echo makes their Touch version in so many different styles, from black leather to colorful knits, that you won't every have to sacrifice your fingers for fashion.

FitBit Force

Our favorite activity tracker is a stylish, slim cuff that monitors steps, stairs climbed, calories burned, sleep, and doubles as a watch. Plus it wirelessly syncs data with a computer and the larger FitBit community. Buy one FitBit Force for yourself and one for a friend, and challenge them to a walk-off.

Garmin Forerunner 620

This full-color GPS smart watch offers basic activity tracking and maps your walking route. Plus, if you've got your phone with you, the GPS can share your location and map via Bluetooth, broadcasting your walk to the world.

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