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Re: Need Advice/help

>>I was under the impression that most
>>(all?) boot makers would replace a pair of boots worn out on a thru-hike for
>>free.  I've had a couple of thru-hikers tell me this, including cases where
>>boots were shipped overnight to waiting hikers.  It seems that the 

> Within the first three hundred miles of my s'bound thruhike the soles of
>my Merrell Wilderness boots fell off partway. I called Merrell, and to my
>relief, they immediately refunded my money. I bought a pair of Limmers off
>the shelf and they lasted the rest of the way...

I've been trying to get in touch with the makers of Asolo boots to see if
this holds true with their company as well, but I've gotten virtually  *NO*
help from the people who work at the outdoor equipment stores in Ottawa as
far as getting a phone # or address goes.  I was told that, "Well, our store
definitely would not replace/warranty the boot if it was to be used for a
thru-hike because everyone knows that thru-hikes eat gear,"...  :-(((((((

Has anyone here personally gotten in touch with the manufacturer of their
boots?  How did you come up with the phone #/address?  I would personally
hate to be stuck in the middle of a thru-hike with my boots blown out and
have to buy a new pair which may/may not be as good as the ones that died.

GA => ME April '97
Standby to receive! :)