Re: Hiking Boots
Lisa Varner (lvarner@FREENET.COLUMBUS.OH.US)
Sun, 9 Apr 1995 22:24:21 -0400
On Sun, 9 Apr 1995, Don E. Robinson, M.D. wrote:
> There are many good brands out there from which to choose. I suggest you
> Backpacker magazine just did an issue on their outdoor product
> performance ratings. You might check that.
Certainly will, do you know what month?
> In short, I don't think you will go wrong with sticking to the major brand
> If you had the time and money, the boot with the best
> reputation is the Lemmer boot, which is custom made by a small boot
> manufacturer in the Northeast. They only make a few boots each year. Hope
> this helps.
It certainly does, I think the Lemmer is probably a little out of my
league, but I will certainly check out the Danner Mountain Lites and the
Its funny but everyone who has responded has mentioned totally different
brands. There are just too many with vast differences out there. If
anyone else has any they like, or really have problems with please tell
me. If I get many off the list I will summarize for anyone who is interested.
> Remember, the most important part of any boot success is the
> breakin process. I suggest at the minimum 6 weeks of wear before a major
Aghhhh, this is the part I hate most. Is there any good way to do this?
I have always done it just like my new baseball gloves. Treat them
carefully with leather conditioner/waterproofer, slowly working it gently
into the the leather, let it relax for a few days, treat it again. Then,
put them on bend and stretch, then throw them into the biggest deepest
puddle of clean rain water you can find. Walk until dry. Form fitted! Is
this method still considered appropriate? :-)
I wore my new Mountain Lights last year before Philmont for 3 months
> prior to departure. I never had so much as a hot spot. Also don't forget to
> try on the boots with an inner thin liner sock as well as a heavy ragwool
> outer sock.
Good point, I have those men's Hanes socks with the high-impact cushion
sole. Love them. But could affect the feel of the fit.
Thanks, Don for the thoughts,
Lisa Varner << firstname.lastname@example.org >>
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