The Bataan Memorial Death March is the Toughest Race in America

Our product picks are editor-tested, expert-approved. We may earn a commission through links on our site. Learning to embrace the suck at a marathon-length race through the high desert of White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. FIT AND ARMY FIT are not the same. Fit is a man in matchy-matchy running clothes that “breathe” and neon shoes that have great arch support. Fit is barely sweating as he reaches the top of a six-mile hill. Army fit is still a few minutes behind that guy. Army fit is in uniform, wearing tactical boots, and carrying a 35-pound pack on his back. He’s maintaining a steady pace up the hill—chugging, in the most machinelike sense of the word. His fists are clenched, but there’s no sign of struggle on his face. He’s staring straight ahead up the hill. “What the fuck,” an onlooker says as the man runs by. You shouldn’t be able to move that fast, for that long, with that pack on your back. His name is Marc Beaudoin. He’s a 31-year-old Army captain and attorney with the Judge Advocate General Corps, and he’s trying to win the military heavy division of the Bataan Memorial Death March, a marathon-length race through the high desert of White Sands Missile Range in ...

What’s selling in the work boot market this week? Here, four key retailers weigh in on

What’s selling in the work boot market this week? Here, four key retailers weigh in on winning brands in and top trends — and talk about what’s not moving. Timberland Pro: “Boondock logger boots with an anti-fatigue insole in them. The brand also comes with a comfort guarantee. [Consumers] can wear them for 30 days, then get a store credit [if unsatisfied] through us to try something different.” Carolina: “This area gets guys who work in oil fields or in plants. They need boots with a metatarsal guard.” Keen Utility: “They have a hiking look for people who don’t want a big, heavy work boot. Some [styles] look more like a tennis shoe, but still have a safety toe. Guys get the comfort and sometimes wear them for casual wear.” Related How a 100-Year-Old Shoe Retailer Stays Current in Silicon Valley Trump’s Tariff Threat Could Impact American Workers With Higher Workboot Prices 9 Men’s Workboots That Offer the Best of Safety and Comfort Top Trends: “Metatarsal guard styles. A lot of the companies require them before [employees] can go out into the field on pipelines and cell towers. Depending on the plant, sometimes [workers] also have to have a waterproof boot.” Timber...