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[at-l] Re: at-l boot question - nylon vs. steel shank
- Subject: [at-l] Re: at-l boot question - nylon vs. steel shank
- From: gypsy97 at bellsouth.net (email@example.com)
- Date: Thu Apr 14 22:13:56 2005
- References: <20050414170040.D5E551D130@edina.hack.net>
While reading your post I got a picture in my mind of you walking into a
crowded shelter, and a grubby hiker says "Say, nice boots, what kind are
they?" And you answer, "Oh they are the La SportivaPingora GTX Hiking
Boots". I think I'd rather say, "Oh they're REI's" . :-)))
From: Greg Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
That said I am going to check out a couple pairs of boots this weekend.
I looked for reviews for the La Sportiva Pingora GTX Hiking Boots but
haven't found any. This appears to be the lightest weight waterproof
hiking boot that has a 1/2 steel, 1/2 nylon shank (for under $200.00).
Light, but nowhere near super-light. Does anyone on the list use this
boot? If so, what are your thoughts?
On the other hand, REI has a pair of hiking boots that are waterproof
and lighter, but the shank is all nylon - no steel.