Re: Hiking Boots
Earl Needham in Clovis, NM (NEEDHAME@ZIAVMS.ENMU.EDU)
Mon, 10 Apr 1995 09:12:57 -0600
Hiking boots are hard to buy in the first place, as the trails are
very different from the carpet in the store. Another problem is the
difference in peoples feet, so any advice I might give someone else may or
may NOT be valid.
With that out of the way, here goes.
1. When buying a pair of boots, it helps to consult a knowledgable retailer,
preferably in person.
2. A steel shank is probably not required, but it sure makes things easier
on talus & other rough surfaces.
3. I like Raichle brand boots. I have a pair of Montagnas, and they are
heavy, but they are comfortable, supporting, and I think they'll last for
4. You can sometimes get by with cheaper boots if you put a pair og good
insoles in them. Like Sorbothane, etc.
Used to be a FOX!
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