Post sponsored by Zappos. All opinions are my own.
This is undoubtedly my favorite time of year.
The days are getting shorter and emerald leaves have metamorphosed to Crayola yellow faster than you can say pumpkin spice latte. Bears are fattening up for long winter months, local shops are fattening their discounts in attempt to lure more business out of the shoulder season, and temps are beginning to dip below freezing at night. I’ve always loved Fall, but Fall in the mountains is something else.
Transitional seasons like this always leave me feeling contemplative, and thinking about what goals I’ve got lined up ahead. In a few short weeks, Nick and I will hit the one year anniversary of launching both our businesses. The past twelve months have been a rollercoaster to say the least: honing that work-life balance has taken on an entirely new meaning. The days where I force myself to prioritize a few moments to enjoy the mountains we call home — even just a 15 minute walk at golden hour along the river — have made all the difference, which is why it was such a welcome respite to recently shoot some photos of these new Merrell trail shoes from Zappos.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Zappos (fast, free shipping, anyone?) and my new Trail Glove shoes are no exception: with a unique slip-on, lace-up look, I wear them without socks and they’re just as comfortable at the office as they are on the trail. I can’t wait to rock them while traveling — I’m always on the hunt for lightweight, comfortable garb for my trips and these will definitely be making an appearance the next time I hop on a plane!
To complement the impeccable customer service and selection on Zappos, Merrell’s knowledge of the outdoors is unparalleled, having been at the forefront of technical hiking boots for decades. I love their durability, performance and durability. Today, Merrell makes a variety of hiking, trail running, and casual footwear for women, men and kiddos. Shop their Zappos collection here.
What adventures do you have lined up for this Fall? Hope they involve pulling out your passport or your trail shoes… or better yet, both! I’ll see you out there.