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I would have to disagree a bit, maybe I'm the minority here, but I have about 400 miles in the Grand Canyon. Not anything anyone would consider flat. Of those 400 miles about 370 were pleasant blister free trips.AZHikr4444 wrote:If you are truly interested in hiking- the last thing you want to do is scrimp on shoes or boots. If there is anything in the hiking gear category that you want to be careful with- its your footwear!
Superstition S&R pull more people out of Siphon Draw for injuries related to wearing inappropriate footwear than any other reason.
I think that just goes to inexperience and stupidity, regardless of footwear choice.davis2001r6 wrote:It's easier to fall and trip in a heavy pair of boots where you think you can just flop your foot down anywhere, than to actually place it were it needs to be in a pair of trailrunners.
Would low gaiters keep the spines from going through the mesh on your Vasques?AZHikr4444 wrote: although I haven't done much really rough off trail desert hiking- they might pick up some spines through the mesh.