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Discussion: bright side

in: kissy; kissy > 2018-08-18

Aug 19, 2018 12:25 AM # 
Now you get to buy new boots!

(Good job on the resourcefulness.)
Aug 19, 2018 1:21 AM # 
What a mess!
Aug 19, 2018 1:32 AM # 
Boots? Haven’t had boots in years. Just use o-shoes.
Aug 19, 2018 7:19 AM # 
I once had an o shoe sole fall off during a West Point meet. It was painful. Good for you for getting down with TWO broken soles!
Aug 19, 2018 1:45 PM # 
Thank goodness it was only your boots. When you said disaster struck, I was afraid there was a major injury.
How weird that both soles failed around the same time.
Aug 20, 2018 1:16 AM # 
Those boots were about 15 years old. I had put many miles on them in Philmont, the Adirondacks, Mammoth Cave, the Appalachian Trail, etc., so they were pretty worn out. I'm excited about getting new boots!
Aug 20, 2018 1:22 AM # 
Get o-shoes. Ours were great in the Dolomites - steep and rocky, Monadnock - steeper and rockier, Winds, Sierras. Good traction. Solid. Wear well. Most important - light so not tiring lugging all the weight around.
Aug 21, 2018 9:22 PM # 
Wow, what a story! Glad it had a happy ending although it would have been a little happier if it had happened on the way down from the peak. :) I like a trail running shoe with a grippy sole on those trails although I'd use boots if I were carrying a heavy backpack with camping gear.
Aug 21, 2018 9:25 PM # 
I couldn't decide between trail running shoes or boots. I should have gone with the trail shoes. I would never even consider wearing O-shoes for that hike.
Aug 21, 2018 11:10 PM # 
I remember a lot of rocks that could potentially be ankle-bashing, and that was over 30 years ago. Love Algonquin Peak, though!
Aug 22, 2018 12:27 AM # 
The rocks are still there, Janet. :-)
Aug 22, 2018 12:41 AM # 
I had a similar (but less dramatic) experience with a pair of hiking boots years ago - both soles also failed on the same day, though it was just some delamination in the front so my toes got wet but I could finish the hike. It was also fortunately the last day of the trip.
Aug 22, 2018 2:27 AM # 
I had a gimpy ankle when I hiked there and we met a woman who was being helped down by her family after a serious ankle injury. I looked back at the photos - rockier than I remembered!

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