Lonely Boots

Now that I’ve been hiking for a few years, I realized my mistake in not buying “over the ankle” boots.  My husband and daughter both warned me that I would need them to keep my balance and prevent ankle twists – but I just wanted a simple, light weight boot.  Well, I finally had to admit they were right.  Some of the rocks we have had to maneuver can be a little tricky.

So last week I bought some super cool boots. . .

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For a full boot, they are really light weight and I can’t wait to wear them in the woods.

Alas.

First it was the bears, then the heat, and now the rain has set in.

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So my lonely boots will have to wait patiently until all conditions are in place again.

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Hopefully, that won’t be too long.  The mountains are calling.

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10 thoughts on “Lonely Boots

  1. Boots and socks…life savers! And I always have a few pair in use. I have been told, that having different shoes for hiking/walking makes your feet and legs stronger..they don’t adjust to one pair of shoes. And I wear out always at least one pair of shoes completely a year and so I always have proper shoes on the go that do not cause some blisters when first getting used too. Yours are fabulous and of a good brand. I am sooooo looking forward to the first cool breezy days and the first day hike again. Patience is virtue they say….xo Johanna ps love your deck chairs!

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    1. Thanks Johanna! Socks are very important too, I’m a big fan of the wick or dri-fit. Having landed in water a few times, I’m amazed that after a couple of minutes, my feet feel dry again. Good to know about having more than one hiking boot. I have two now, so will alternate according to need. Thanks for reading. Karen

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  2. I am not a regular hiker but some years back I did over 100 km of the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain and invested in proper hiking boots and socks. They were real life-savers on the mountains of Galicia! No blisters, no twisted ankles. I still wear the boots whenever I do longer walks on challenging terrain. Hope the weather will get right for you soon!

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  3. Karen, I’m finally catching up on WP blogs, and I’m so excited to read about your new boots. Here’s hoping that the sun returns soon!

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