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    Hiking Footwear

    I have always been a firm believer in a hiking boot that has good ankle support and is completey waterproof. I have been shopping around for a new pair and find that more and more people are going with lowcut hiking shoes that are vented instead of being waterproof. What do you guys/gals wear when you go hiking?


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    Depends. Most times I wear my Asolo 520's for "hiking:"

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    Vasque Wasatch GTX (Wide)....
    Kind of a middle-of-the-road boot...nubuck (pseudo)leather, poly midsoles. They work well with my rigid forefoot...and I log as much time in brooks, muck and on treetrunks, dry and wet as much as on a serious ascents/descents over ~400'. Thus they're comfortable and support my narrow ankle area and high volume over the instep really well....


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    I picked up a pair or Merrell trail hiking shoes. They are pretty lightweight, and I can wear them to work. Great ventilation. Ok for impromptu hikes after work, but I feel every acorn and I often find I'd like some better ankle support.

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    I've got some friends who work up on Mt. Washington. They all swear by Limmer

    http://www.limmerboot.com/#

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootDKJ View Post
    I picked up a pair or Merrell trail hiking shoes. They are pretty lightweight, and I can wear them to work. Great ventilation. Ok for impromptu hikes after work, but I feel every acorn and I often find I'd like some better ankle support.
    Merrells are definitely super comfortable but they are not very durable. I've had a few pair over the years and they tend to wear out very quickly. IMHO they are best suited to the very casual hiker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    I've got some friends who work up on Mt. Washington. They all swear by Limmer

    http://www.limmerboot.com/#
    Limmers are legit. Still handmade in NH, yes?
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    According to the website, they shifted production to Bavaria in the 70s

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    Depends. Most times I wear my Asolo 520's for "hiking:"


    These are the best boots ever. I bought a pair of these for work as well.

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    ^ I have a pair of asolo's to that i've been really happy with as well.. but i'm definitely looking into a lighter trail shoe/boot whatever you want to call it with good support but not so heavy.

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