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[at-l] boot question - nylon vs. steel shank
- Subject: [at-l] boot question - nylon vs. steel shank
- From: Slyatpct at aol.com (Slyatpct@aol.com)
- Date: Thu Apr 14 12:31:15 2005
In a message dated 4/14/2005 1:01:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Why do people think that equipment has to last the whole journey? Some
> but a lot of equipment will need to be replaced. Ah, a new pair of boots
> you enter New Hampshire -- not a bad idea.
During my "rookie" planning I had the same idea. $250 Fabiano Rio's with a
replacable Norwegian weld sole. The only problem is I had to send then to NY
to have the sole replaced. It costs $75 to replace the soles, but only $100 to
replace the boot in Hanover, NH (I still hadn't learned).
Now, I buy trail shoes, especially if I can find them on sale, but only
expect to get 800-1000 miles out of them. I do expect my other major gear to last
the entire trail, but will replace clothes and socks as needed.