Thanks to new, high-tech materials, our favorite shoes are lighter and more comfortable than ever. Unfortunately, one thing most sneakers are not is durable. They can’t protect your feet from the rain, let alone heavy objects. Luckily, as their name implies, Indestructible Shoes has come up with a line of steel-toe boots that look and feel like regular sneakers.
Made to be incredibly strong but still lightweight, every pair of Indestructible Shoes has steel toes, skid-proof grips, and shock-absorption technology. But they don't look clunky or bulky, which makes them suitable whether you're going to work, the gym, or a family gathering.
The Hummer is Indestructible Shoes’s most well-rounded model. It features European steel toes to protect your feet, while the durable "flymesh" material wicks moisture to keep your feet feeling fresh. The insole features 3D arch support and extra padding in the heel cup. And the outsole features additional padding that distributes weight and helps your body withstand strain.
There’s also the Xciter, Indestructible Shoes’s latest design. The company prioritized comfort for this model, with the same steel toes as the Hummer, but with additional extra-large, no-slip outsoles capable of gripping even smooth, slippery surfaces—like, say, a boat deck. The upper is made of breathable moisture-wicking flymesh to help keep your feet dry in the rain or if you're wearing them on the water.
If you want a more breathable shoe for the peak summer months, there's the Ryder. This shoe is designed to be a stylish solution to the problem of sweaty feet, thanks to a breathable mesh that maximizes airflow and minimizes sweat and odor. Meanwhile, extra padding in the midsole will keep your feet protected.
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With digital appointment calendars available everywhere from your laptop to your cell to your email account, it’s easy to dismiss the idea of jotting down obligations on an analog sheet of paper. But you might want to consider putting down your device and picking up a pen. Take a look at a few reasons why keeping an old-school to-do list can be more productive than the digital alternatives.
Typing is an automatic process. We can do it without retaining much information. But writing things out by hand is more engaging. If you have a doctor’s appointment at 2 p.m. on a Thursday, you’re much more likely to remember that if you write it down than if you typed it into a digital planner.
Apps are undeniably useful, but they’re also very fragmented. You might have one app for note-taking and another for day-and-date appointments. You’ll soon find yourself bouncing between programs to keep track of your daily obligations. With paper, you can keep everything you need to accomplish in one convenient space.
People tend to think of planners as ways to remember appointments, but some planners—often called lifelong planners—allow you to engage in long-term scheduling. You may, for example, want to plan on running a certain number of miles six months from now. These task-driven entries allow you to keep track of what you want to accomplish and then take the necessary steps toward your goal.
There’s a tangible sense of achievement when you cross off an appointment on a physical piece of paper that just isn’t the same in an app. Drawing a line through a task can offer a sense of satisfaction and can motivate you to tend to the next item. You can also use a style of planner known as a “bullet journal” that uses a key to identify each step in a given task. If your goal is to clean the house, a bulleted list may include your bathroom, bedroom, and attic. For more involved tasks, breaking them up into manageable chunks lets you focus on one at a time and helps you understand how much progress you’ve made.
Paper planners allow for a measure of reflection. Let’s say you felt the previous two weeks were especially hectic. A quick glance at your planner can tell you how many obligations you had and where you might be able to reorganize your schedule. Digital planners are often ephemeral—they’re made to notify you, not examine your life. Paper not only tells you what you’ve been doing with your time, but also how to save more of it by discarding activities that affect your productivity.
Opening a calendar app can be a little dangerous. Elsewhere on your phone, games, videos, and other distractions can pull you away from your other responsibilities. Paper offers no such temptations. It’s there to record information in the most efficient and productive way possible.
Paper can help make your day more efficient and productive, but its benefits don’t stop there. To learn more about what paper can do for your organizational skills, visit howlifeunfolds.com/planners.