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They're definitely worth the small amount of extra output! I live in mine practically...sirena wrote:Second, when you go to REI to look at boots, they should be able to determine whether you need insoles- Superfeet are a good brand.
You seem to be very concerned with how hot socks are - but when you're encasing your feet in thick leather boots with heavy, black, rubber soles - well, there isn't much more a sock can do than just be a cushion. Now, there are those ultra-thick mountaineering socks with special thermal properties... But if you stick with mid to lightweight wool, bamboo or synthetics, you won't be any hotter than you would be with bare feet in those shoes.BurnEm wrote:They look like they'd be hot and uncomfortable
The visual...writelots wrote:That is unless you pull them up to your knees when you're wearing shorts...And then you may be hot, but you'd also be HOT
Wear a KILT it will keep you cooler, but be careful where you sit. ;)writelots wrote:
That is unless you pull them up to your knees when you're wearing shorts...And then you may be hot, but you'd also be HOT :wlift:
Wear wool socks, tighten the straps after immersion and press down on your toes (creates arch tension) on the up-steps in gravel areas. I'm not recommending it, just saying it's doable.Rick Vincent wrote:or from picking gravel out of their Teva's
They aren't for everyone. However they are the most versatile footwear I've worn. From Humphrieys to Mother Lode to Superstition Ridgeline and through gravely sections of WCC and Tonto Creek. Awesome for the jagged schists on Squaw yet remain flexible enough to grip. They last about 3-4 times longer than any shoe/boot too.And what's up with Teva's. One of my hiking partners talks up his Teva's like they are the greatest thing. However, on multiple occasions I've seen him suffering through blisters, gravel in the sole, and gerneral discomfort. In one instance he even walked 3/4 mile back to the vehicle to make a shoe change before rejoining the group.
I noticed that Campmor has women's narrow sizes of the Vasque Breeze available again. Friday is payday, and I am ordering a pair, to see if I like them better than the NBs or Wasatches. This time if I don't like them after a day of walking around the house in them, I am sending them back. It is too good to pass up, that they have actual narrow sizes available.Al_HikesAZ wrote: Looks like Vasque no longer makes the non-GoreTex Breeze (and I didn't get a lot of miles out of a pair) so I've gone back to the Lowa Desert Zephyr mid.
I love GoreTex for some kinds of hikes. I have a pair of Vasque Breeze GoreTex. I don't wear them to wade in creeks - just for some occasional wetness. I don't want GoreTex for summer desert hikes - GoreTex is hotter. Different tools for different jobs. Not every problem is solved by a hammer.azbackpackr wrote:Not sure why you don't like Goretex?? I am constantly wading and getting into wet marshes, wading creeks, etc. I like Goretex in my boots and wouldn't buy any without it. With the gaiters on over them, I can wade something that is deeper than the tops of my boots, and not get very wet at all.