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[pct-l] Re: (Boot Deal)
Batchelor Bob -- Sorry, but I assure you the boots were Merrell "Wilderness",
and they did indeed delaminate. I bought them because they were stitched as
well as glued. The all-glued boots -- Merrells and others -- didn't convince
me they could go the distance.
You and I both received a response from one other hiker who had a similar
experience with the "Wilderness." So we may be dealing with a basic design
deficiency here, rather than an isolated pair that were built on a Monday
morning. Still, the price is reasonable. And I agree with you about the
benefits of boots with ankle support.
You will probably carry some duct tape for any necessary pack or shoe repair.
I carried about six feet of it, rolled on a pencil stub. It came in handy
several times. A small tube of barge cement also fits easily in the pack.
Good luck! -- Roy Robinson
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