Re: Good Hiking Shoes?
- I'd recommend shopping for your hiking boots/shoes at REI. Yes you
will probably pay a little more, but they have folks working there
who can really help you with fit and finding the right shoe for your
activities. I bought some hiking boots there about 3 years ago and
they are still the most comfortable shoes I have (except maybe for
my Birkenstock sandals)! I might scrimp on what I pay for other
things, but when my feet hurt it's hard to have fun, so I figure
it's worth it to pay a little extra for good quality and good
(BTW, I'm not "dissing" your recommendation Henry ... if you can get
good quality & fit for 20 bucks that's great! I'm only speaking
from my own experience as someone with hard-to-fit feet!)
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Henry Rohlfs"
> Hi Bill!tops are
> If you're mostly hiking trails and not doing too much bouldering, I
> recommend to moderate hiker Nevados brand boots at Academy. Low
> $20, mid tops $24. They're lightweight, have lug soles, EVA insolesstiffener,
> (conform quickly to foot, i.e., no break in), neoprene sole
> suede uppers. They were first recommended to me by a hiker here inthem
> Austin who has logged over 10,000 miles hiking and I've been using
> ever since. I apply waterproofing every several months andreplaced the
> insoles with athletic insoles after the first 1-1/2 years of use.awesome.
> If you like ultralightweight footwear, trail running shoes are
> There are a ton of brands out there, most are very good. Expect topay
> $75+ for a decent pair.waterproof
> Unless you're hiking in swamps, I'd stay away from totally
> boots. Feet need to breath, especially during hot, humid Texassummers.
> I'd never buy boots or shoes through the Internet because I want to
> make sure they fit and are comfortable on my feet before I buy
> Don't buy boots with a metal sole insert because you want yourshoes to
> flex with your feet and the metal makes them too heavy. I've hadgreat
> success buying good gear at Whole Earth Provisions. Go to theirwebsite
> and find out when the next sale will be. They have a couple ofgreat
> sales a year.shoes or
> Well, there's my quarter in the jukebox. Have fun!
> >>> chardon47@y... 2/14/2005 12:12:56 PM >>>
> I am looking for a good place locally to buy a pair of hiking
> boots. Something reasonable, lightweight and durable. My oldrunning
> shoes are about give out.be a
> What does everyone else use?
> Do you buy hiking shoes or do you just use a good pair of running
> Is there a local store with good prices?
> Bill Hatfield K5KCR
> "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will
> nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
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