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By Susan Rich The days are getting shorter, the chill is in the air, Sleigh bells are in shop windows, and walkers everywhere: Bundle up in coats and scarves, lace up their hiking boots — Then turn to Walk About — for their holiday shopping news! Seasons greetings — we hope you enjoy this year's gift guide.

Carry-all Arm Pocket

Sandals for Winter Walkers Get free from your fanny pack, free from stuffing your wallet and ID into a too-small pocket - get free from worrying that you'll lose your valuables on a walk. The Arm Pocket keeps your musthave's securely strapped to your arm. Water- and sweatresistant, it features an ergonomic design, roomy storage, plus reflective details. After you return from that long walk or hike, reach for these winter sandals from Chaco. The ToeCoop is a slip-on with an adjustable webbing strap that keeps the shoe in place. For warmer toes, the PedShed features the same fit and feel of a sandal. Chaco has been long known for its medically approved foot-beds, making these a soothing, post-walk choice.

Totoo You

Ten Warm Toes For years walkers have enjoyed the lightweight, no-chafe comfort of Injinji's patented, five-toe design. Now the company has launched a warmer, over-the-calf length just in time for the holidays. Made: from moisture-wicking wool, the socks hug like a thin, seamless glove, delivering optimal performance and a comfortable fit whether you are wearing hiking or fashion boots.

12 WalkAbouf

November | December 2010 Dress up your on-the-road look to arm warmers, this one-piece shrug offers the same warmth and protection as its twopiece twin. The advantage: Available in winter, spring, and summer weights, this piece takes you from trailhead to tapas bar. When you're out walking, nothing is better than the sound of your feet beating a tattoo on the pavement. Now you can add a dash of color to your glide with these Sugoi arm warmers. Wildly patterned and lightweight, waterproof, and wind-resistant, these sleeves are made of a stretchable wicking fabric with a fleeced inner side. Reflectivetrim boosts visibility during those dark and stormy hill >\-*~*-~^ff*r climbs.

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