[at-l] New boot choices

Frank Looper nightwalker.at at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 10:31:32 CDT 2014


Toey, your replies always grin me up. ;-)
On Sep 4, 2014 9:38 AM, <sloetoe at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I shoot for
> 1) conformable inner materials, so the thing will form to my foot. This
> usually means a glove-leather lining, but I remain flexible.
> 2) resole-able assembly -- I don't want to be buying a 3000 mile upper
> married to a 1000 mile lower -- that's a waste of money, and a ton of
> weight. I want a sole that can be repaired by any decent cobbler. Norwegian
> welt is typical, but "I remain flexible."
> 3) Does GTX mean Gore-Tex? I have yet to hear of overall satisfaction from
> anyone who seeks long miles in a GTX boot. A pair of galoshes over your
> Chuck Taylor's would do as well, and be lots lighter/cheaper.
> 4) Higher sides, and lower front/achilles area, spells comfort.
> 5) Nothing to speak that absorbs/holds water -- a week of slogging will
> take the skin right off your feet. OUCHIE.
>
> Thems me thoughts.....
>
> Boot? I so love my Limmer Lightweights (which are, of course, quite
> substantial despite the name).
>
> Spatior, ergo sum.
>
> --------------------------------------------
> On Thu, 9/4/14, JPL <jplynch at crosslink.net> wrote:
>
>  I've narrowed my boot selection down to these brands and models.  Any
>  thoughts?  They're roughly equally priced and all feel pretty good.
>  Asolo Drifter
>  Salomon Quest 4D GTX
>  Lowa Renegade GTX
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