Re: [John Muir Trail] The Boot Myth
- There's another factor, too, for even the short boots offer better protection against shallow snow, water and scree. But gaters solve snow and scree issues, and as to water, well the shoes dry quicker.
I agree, the lugs of a good boot sole "bite" better. And I appreciate what you say about ankle support. I guess we differ on whether that difference is worth it on a well-trod trail.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, John Ladd <johnladd@...> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 8:59 AM, scriv.ener <jeffreyn@...> wrote:
> > ... Of course that ankle support is good to have.
> I'm a boot guy, but I doubt that any real-world hiking boot
> that any of us would wear gives much ankle support. ...
> I think boots gain their advantages from other factors,
> largely a better "bite" into uneven or loose surfaces. ...