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It’s that time of year when your summer white sneakers go into closet hibernation, and you now need to break out the more rugged footwear. New Balance has teamed up with Tokyo Design Studio to create a stylishly rugged sneaker known as the R_C4. Part of TDS’s Reveal Series, the R_C4 employs a tough Cordura Tracefiber upper, a thin but grippy Vibram outsole, and supportive ENCAP REVEAL and ABZORB midsole for all-day trekking. A big “N” logo is emblazoned on the outside, and there are nighttime reflective laces. It’s the kind of shoe that can take you from the startup office Friday casual to a fall trail run without skipping a beat, or you can just pretend you’re outdoorsy at the local beer garden.

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[Shop]  You don’t need to be an international man of mystery for there to be value in the ability to pick a lock. Whether you have a penchant for forgetting your keys or just want to be there for friends and neighbors, learning to pick locks is a worthwhile skill. But that doesn’t mean you should go practicing on your front door; officers might not like that. Instead, get yourself this Lock Pick Training Kit, which includes a set of tools and a see-through padlock so you can watch what’s happening while you practice. Not only will you come to understand the inner workings of a lock, but you’ll gain the skills necessary to pick one with ease. And don’t worry, there are keys included in case you get frustrated.