If a river runs through it, they’ll take you to it. The pros at www.bbxrafting.com are your link to rafting and trekking trips in some of the world’s most exotic places, from the Futa-leufú rapids in Chile to the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. The trips are at once safe and exciting.

Left: Sperry Top-Sider puts its best foot forward with foul-weather Figawi duck shoes. Stylish and durable, they keep you dry in the roughest weather. $79.95. (800) 666-5689, www.sperrytopsider.com

Top: Blundstone’s TPU Boot has a hefty sole and a soft foot bed that can take a day of pounding without sacrificing comfort. $140. (603) 763-4772, www.blundstoneusa.com

Middle: ECCO does it again, this time for little guys. The company’s Jr. Expedition makes great winter wear for youngsters — cool enough for school, and warm enough for wet, cold weather. $89.95 to $94.95. (877) 240-2365, www.eccousa.com

Bottom: The Grand Hiker by ECCO is great for the backwoods — or the boardroom. It has a business-casual look, a rubber outer sole, and a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane for breathability. $190 to $200. (877) 240-2365, www.eccousa.com

— Josh Sens