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Re: Merrells for thru-hike?
> Howdy all! A quick question about boots and thru-hiking:
> Late last year I bought a pair of Merrell Lassens on clearance.
>These boots were $200 regular price, and are just about Merrell's top
>of the line -- I think there were one or two models better than these
>fellers. They're medium- to light heavyweight boots, with excellent
>support and Vibram soles, blah blah blah. (Sound like a salesperson,
> Anywho, I was wondering if these boots would last the entire trip,
>barring any unusual wear and tear (i.e. freak of nature stuff). I've
>dealt with Merrell in the past and their customer service seems
>excellent, but if the boots just plain wear out, that probably won't
>be covered by the warranty. The reason I ask is that Campmor has
>these boots on final clearance, and I was wondering if I should grab
>a pair just to be safe. BTW, I love the boots! They fit great and
>have yet to give me a blister (Can you hear me furiously knocking on
They might last the whole trip, but why chance it? If you like the boots
half as much as it sounds, I'd buy a second pair so that you could have them
on "stand-by" as it were.
If you don't need them for the AT, you could always use them later.