The Clueless Wanderer
I am a total noob when in the field of hiking boot erudition, so I went in with the most shallow forethought: COLOR! I figure I would narrow it down from there. Don’t judge me, I can be very vain.
I have wide feet, as exclaimed by the sales lady. Yes, she literally exclaimed it. After donning on the thickest hiking socks I could find, I liked how there was no “pinkie toe rub” as I walked around, jumped up and down, and even shuffled along the carpet. I was doing everything I could to see if I could initiate that “pinkie toe rub” thing and nothing. The boots are very lightweight, waterproof and comfortable right out of the box. Ankle support was second to none as I felt the support without feeling any constriction of movement.
After bidding Taffy, my REI consultant adieu, I set off to the Pipeline Trail in Mill Creek Canyon to put these puppies to the test! When I arrived, it had been raining all night and rain was still spitting little droplets, tickling my nose and making me want a hot latte to go along with the chilly afternoon.
Mother Nature had made her own slick slip-n-slide and I was ready to get on board!
I was planning on changing back into my regular shoes after my hike, but they were so comfortable, I wore them to complete my errands and finished back at the hotel. I’m really pleased with this find.
See you on the trails!
Much love and Aloha,
Your clueless wanderer