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Recommendation for Hiking Shoes?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Agent475, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Agent475

    Agent475 [OP] "Mark It Zero"

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    So, I am deploying again to The Suck. Last time I went, I wore my desert boots - but I have to admit that they were pretty uncomfortable all the time. I also took with me my Asolo hiking boots, but they were too thick and hot to wear - so they collected dust in my hooch.

    This round, I decided I was going to pick up a pair of hiking shoes, such as these:

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    But - I thought I'd ask the TW family first, as I know that we have a lot of members from varying backgrounds - and I'm sure some that hike in hotter environments.

    So, what I am looking for is a light-weight, breathable or vented, hiking shoe - something low too (no mid-highs, no hiking boots)...


    Any ideas?

    If you can, post name and pics if you have them and why you like them...
     
  2. Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    Merrells are nice they can be really hot on your feet at times though. I have a pair of lowa boots that I have hiked many 14ers here in CO with and never had any problems. I like the Lowas better but merrells are definitely more trendy. Brooks makes a good trail running shoe as well that are good for a hiking shoe.
     
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    i have keens myself and i love them. my 2 cents
     
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    I'm just looking for some hiking shoes and those in the OP looks good.

    :popcorn:
     
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    Trail runners or cross trainers are my preference. Not boots at all.
     
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    To All... Thanks for the recommendations thus far....

    DigBite: Trail runners is what I should have said instead of hiking shoe...
     
  7. Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    If trail running is your thing I would check these guys out.
    http://www.montrail.com/
    Everyone I know that does all the mountain runs wear these, and they recommend them for all walks of activity level. If I was not partial to my Lowas I would get a pair. You can find them at a steal of a price on steepandcheap.com every now and a again too.
     
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