These Kicks Are Perfect For The Commuter
The benefits of commuting to work in ways other than your car are well-documented. You save on petrol, parking and car expenses, your traffic woes are a thing of the past, and of course you put a major dent in your carbon footprint.
And catching public transport isn’t the only alternative. Riding your bike or even skating to the office not only gives you instant street cred, but there are numerous health benefits to getting your heart rate going instead of sitting on your butt twice a day.
Commuting doesn’t mean you have to have to downgrade your style, but it does mean you need gear that can pull double duty. We found the perfect pair of kicks to complement your commute; they’re practical yet stylish, light yet durable; and sturdy yet remarkably comfortable. The best part? You don’t have to change when you get to the office. Unless you work in a suit and tie type of vibe. Although, we’ve known a few members of staff to pull that off no problem.
Introducing the CAT Modify. We got two of MH’s regular commuters to put them to the test.
The Bike Commuter – Quasiem Gamiet, Art Director
“Riding a bike is a great way to deal with the stress of traffic but can take a beating on your shoes, especially in the upcoming winter months. These guys are particularly versatile because it gives you the durability and protection of a boot with comfort of a sneaker. The silhouette of the shoe provided good protection for my feet and the leather upper is perfect for someone who rides with pedal straps. A lot of bang for your buck!”
The Skater – Jason Reynolds, Graphic Designer
“Right out of the box, I noticed that the shoes were wide enough to accommodate my wide feet and were well cushioned. The Modify’s ability to flex like a vulc skate shoe while absorbing the impact of the road and board, and cushioning my ankles is quite impressive. After just 30 minutes into a ride, the boots loosened up and migrated into a ‘normal’ feel, the point at which you’re no longer conscious of wearing ‘a new shoe’. The large rubber soles gave just the right amount of grip to keep me on the board as well as assuring I can step off with ease and confidence.”
About the CAT Modify
The superior comfort of the Modify will make these a firm favourite in your wardrobe, not only as commuter shoes.
• Soft and breathable mesh lining
• Soft fabric sock lining with NXT antibacterial layer to reduce odour
• Contoured, engineered fomfort footbed, with rebound foam top layer, designed for comfort
• Durable rubber outsole for traction
• Cement construction