[pct-l] Altra shoes
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Mon Sep 15 17:16:48 CDT 2014
I used Inov8 Roclite 295s on my several hundred mile PCT hike this year. I bought them from Zappos, and loved them. They have a wide toe box (the reason I tried them to begin with) and great grippy tread. one pair lasted about 500 miles and I could have gotten a bit more out of them but had a second pair. Break in time was minimal to none. Light, rugged, and comfortable. Highly recommend.
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> On Sep 15, 2014, at 0:23, Tortoise <Tortoise73 at charter.net> wrote:
> Hi Carolyn, Scott, et al.
> I received my pair of Altra Lone Peaks 2 last Tuesday. Wore them around my
> house a bit. With my usual hiking socks (Smartwood medium weight) the shoes
> were both short and too narrow. I tried with just a pair of thin liner
> socks using only Spenco flat insoles -- left foot OK, right foot still too
> narrow. Altra shoes may be wider than most but they are not side enough for
> me. Maybe also the shoes were a bit shorter than my size 10 New Balance. So
> I've repacked them and will send back to Zappos tomorrow. Alas.
> I did feel the shoes gave me a better and faster stride around my place. I
> just need a wider shoe and Altra doesn't make wide shoes.
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>> On 09.02.14, 09:39, CClark wrote:
>> Hi Shroomer
>> Altras no doubt work well for a lot of hikers. They aren't
>> the best choice for everyone, though. My doc thinks I could get foot
>> injuries from wearing them, because my hamstrings are tight (from past
>> overuse injuries).
>> The doc explained that the way zero-drop shoes work is
>> counter-intuitive. You would think, due to the lower heel, they'd
>> take pressure off of the balls of the feet. I'm looking for that, because
>> that's where I get sore and get huge blisters underneath my calluses.
>> But apparently, zero-drop shoes make our foot roll differently, so they
>> end up forcing us to actually hike more on our toes than we did in the first
>> Carolyn 'Souldoctor'
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:18:13 -0700
>> From: Scott Williams <baidarker at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [pct-l] Altra shoes
>> To: Melanie Clarke <melaniekclarke at gmail.com>
>> Cc: Pacific Crest Trail List <pct-l at backcountry.net>, CClark
>> <dr_carolyn at yahoo.com>, Tortoise <Tortoise73 at charter.net>
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