Re: Hiking Boots
Lisa Varner (lvarner@FREENET.COLUMBUS.OH.US)
Sun, 9 Apr 1995 15:15:38 -0400
On Sun, 9 Apr 1995, Thomas Dillon Langley wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Apr 1995, Lisa Varner wrote:
> > Can anybody tell me what to look for, brands to stay away from? Is a
> > steel shank necessary? I won't be climbing Mt. Everest, but need good
tl> I have found that the
tl> best boot, for me, is sold by the Mason shoe company. Mason is a mail
tl> order shoe company. I like the 10" Vibram lug sole boot.
tl> They have a steel shank, and come in either steel toe or without the
tl> steel toe.
Ok, I don't think the steel toe is necessary for me, but what is the
purpose of the steel shank?
Is there a better tread on some than others? I love my old ones because
they are formed to my feet, very comfortable, and have great tread.
I also need to know how do they breathe. My feet never seem to get sweaty
in mine, but some of the new ones I've seen I know they don't breathe.
I do notice they make them a heck of alot lighter than mine are!
Do you have to treat them for water, or are they already waterproof?
Lisa Varner << firstname.lastname@example.org >>
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