Saturday, May 25, 2013

My hiking shoes

Just the way I like them.



Took me six months to break these puppies in.

26 comments:

  1. Your big toes are trying to escape?

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  2. More likely, you've bumped against a lot of rocks on the Echo Mountain trail.

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  3. yup - they're broke. If your not, time to head to Ross

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  4. You must be hiking down some steep mountains, after hiking up them of course. You do your blogger name proud.

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  5. You scuff your feet, like my youngest son? Foot ventilation, just in time for summer.

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  6. Purple suits you - matches your eyes I suspect.

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  7. Perhaps they double as big Al's chew toys when you aren't on the trail?

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  8. I do have other shoes, but I like to hike in something with a moon roof.

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  9. They certainly look comfortable.

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  10. A few more hikes, and they'll be broken in. You'd do John Robinson ("Trails of the Angeles") proud.

    The purple's a winner.

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  11. Walk a mile in my shoes. Or not.

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  12. Yes, they look very comfortable.
    A "moon roof" is a great image, Karin!

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  13. It's been a long time since I've had a pair of walking shoes develop a moon roof.

    Once the rear of the heel goes bad, my lower back starts to suggest a new pair of Columbia's are in order.

    They say this is a sign of age but how could that be?

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  14. Haha! All my favourite shoes have holes in the bottom! By the time you get them good, they're leaking. Step in swamps much in yours?

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  15. Maybe convert these to house slippers now? Ditto K on lower back and other health issues. Besides, don't they deserve a relaxing retirement?

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  16. You've done a fine job of breaking them in. And Albert helped?

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  17. Better a moon roof than a moon pool I always say.

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  18. You just keep bringin' the cool! These things are badges of honor, to be worn proudly!!

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  19. I understand that some may prefer substantial shoes and hiking boots, but I don't like weight on my feet. These are Nike runners. I used to be a New Balance-girl, but now they build them like horseshoes. Kevin, I googled Columbia; promising. I'll try a pair.

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  20. I'll bet these have taken you along some wonderful paths and shown you starry skies through the moon roof.

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  21. I'm not a podiatrist but I play one on TV. Ventilation is an excellent source of foot health. Just don't stub your toes!

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  22. It took me about 14 mths to break down my Nike's! And I'm not even a hiker!

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  23. Only in Mammoth have I learned to appreciate the value of good hiking boots!!! Being that I have rather large feet (when I was born, the doc said I would have a good
    under-standing!) shoes are hard to find and when I find a brand, I stick to it!!! My favorite Uggs have ventilation much like yours Hiker!!!

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  24. Don't much care to hike, but if I did you could be my idol. The purple shoestrings would be reason enough for me.

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  25. It's true, I don't have a girly-girl shoe fetish. I hate spending money on shoes and thus will wear them until they cry uncle.

    And I'm saving those shoelaces.

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  26. This post made me miss my "work" sneakers, the ones I had on when I stepped in a bucket of paint last summer [I never believed that really happened until I did it]. I've been working on breaking in the new sneaks since but still a ways to go.

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