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[ft-l] Hiking boot's for FL trails

Ho Trailtalker:

I'm hoping to get back to the FT about 3/1. I hope its not as cold as last year. I just wore socks with the sandels. They're pretty stiff and I think regular inserts would just float around on the sandels. I may try them oyut tho. In fla i would really just want becaus eits so wet.

If you know the Ft can you tell me if its wet going North from  Christmass?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: trailtalker 
  To: ft-l@backcountry.net 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 9:34 AM
  Subject: [ft-l] Hiking boot's for FL trails

  Bamboo Bob,
  When are you planning to continue on the FT?  Maybe I can provide some trail magic when you get up to the Paisley area.  I enjoyed reading your LT journal.
  I had heard that you can use orthotics in the bite sandals.  I saw them at Bass Pro, but I didn't understand what holds the orthotic in place.  Do you use Superfeet?

  Happy hiking,

  Bob Sartini <r.sartini@rcn.com> wrote:
    I did  Vermonts Long Trail in Bite Hiking Sandels. 270 rugged miles. I've done the AT twice in Scarpa boots but I definitely plan to complete the FT in these sandels. I've done the southern most 300 miles of the FT and with the water logged trail I think the sandels will outperform any boot. I did the 300 in NB 904's and they just held the water too much. I'm looking forward to letting my feet dry in the sandels while I walk on the dry parts.

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