Re: Footwear - heavier vs lighter
- I like heavy because I am an uncoordinated slob who tends to kick rocks all day, the big leather protects da dogs. My hammer toes present a problem with blisters, which I solve by my washing feet in the morning and at night and by applying Vaseline to affected areas. The Vaseline reduces the friction enough I do not usually need tape while walking. On the rare occasion that a hot spot forms, I use a "slippery tape," duct or another one with a smooth plastic surface.
- I should add one more advantage I perceive about boots.
With boots and trekking poles I find that I have to watch the trail
less intently. I glance down at it every few seconds, but my eyes
tend mostly to be scanning the middle and far distance.
With just shoes on rough ground, I find myself being required to watch
the trail footing more carefully and I think I tend to miss animal
sightings, wildflowers and the wonderful long views.
John Curran Ladd
1616 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 5:45 AM, John Ladd<johnladd@...> wrote:
> I'm a boot guy. ...