Karin Bugge view from the trail
Your big toes are trying to escape?
More likely, you've bumped against a lot of rocks on the Echo Mountain trail.
yup - they're broke. If your not, time to head to Ross
You must be hiking down some steep mountains, after hiking up them of course. You do your blogger name proud.
You scuff your feet, like my youngest son? Foot ventilation, just in time for summer.
Purple suits you - matches your eyes I suspect.
Perhaps they double as big Al's chew toys when you aren't on the trail?
I do have other shoes, but I like to hike in something with a moon roof.
They certainly look comfortable.
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.
Walk a mile in my shoes. Or not.
Yes, they look very comfortable. A "moon roof" is a great image, Karin!
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?
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?
Maybe convert these to house slippers now? Ditto K on lower back and other health issues. Besides, don't they deserve a relaxing retirement?
You've done a fine job of breaking them in. And Albert helped?
Better a moon roof than a moon pool I always say.
You just keep bringin' the cool! These things are badges of honor, to be worn proudly!!
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.
I'll bet these have taken you along some wonderful paths and shown you starry skies through the moon roof.
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!
It took me about 14 mths to break down my Nike's! And I'm not even a hiker!
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 goodunder-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!!!
Don't much care to hike, but if I did you could be my idol. The purple shoestrings would be reason enough for me.
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.
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.