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... regarding the knee issue, I don't find that it relates to shoes, but more to proper training. I've stressed my knees to some extreme levels, not only in gross elevation gain and loss, but with weight augmentations up to 100 pounds on 1000' per mile courses... I have not worn boots for over 30 years. Running shoes or sandals handle the loads and trails nicely...joe bartels wrote:http://hikearizona.com/article.php?ID=12The team found that the ankles of these barefoot U.S. runners are more flexible than those of the heel-striking shoe wearers. That flexibility may be protective against stress injuries common in running.
Geez... I already get weird receptions out on the trails... wearing those... kind of asking for bizarre responses! Still, probably worth a try...
I have to disagree. I pamper my feet with triweekly pedicures, and Birkenstock Sport Footbeds. Because I hike, my feet are not token badges of honor. What you're suggesting is foolishness.Jim_H wrote: Just imagine how beat up my feet will look! I love it.
I hiked wearing Teva sandals for 8+ years and absolutely loved them, and especially the 'cool' dirt/tan lines when I took them off.Jim_H wrote: Just imagine how beat up my feet will look!
At least their current desert boots are much more comfortable than some of their previous footwear.Pivo wrote:Litmus test for what you are suggesting, would be the USMC issuing sandals to Marines (USMC are badass, however they're too smart for that), to my knowledge, they don't
I've owned a number of Terra Fi 4's over possibly the last 10+ years?joebartels wrote:Just noticed there is a Terra Fi 4