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- From: BruceBaird@aol.com
- Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 11:41:46 -0400
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6 00:35:14 EDT, email@example.com (E. George
>used this trip to help break in the new pair of boots I just bought (Salomon
>Authentic 6's) and had no blister problems at all. It also rained all day
>the first day and so I was able to test out their water proofness a bit as
>well, my feet stayed perfectly dry and comfy, so I think I made a good
>choice on the boots.
For checking the waterproofness of boots I recommend my bathtub technique.
Simply put your socks and boots on and shuttle around in a bathtub filled
with water to a depth of about 3 inches for 20 minutes. If your boots leak
you'll feel it and your socks will get wet. You should do this test a couple
of months before a big hiking trip so that you can send the leaking boots
back to manufacturer and get a new pair. I did this with my Vasque Super
Hikers. Also, I just checked out a new pair of Seal Skinz using this
technique and one of them leaked after 15 minutes.