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comment Bootstrapping for outdoors
+1 very nice list. Thank you!
Aug
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comment Bootstrapping for outdoors
Rory, Thanks your comments. I thought a set of basic things that are required for outdoors will help anyone starting to hike. Otherwise, it would be tough to keep experimenting. I don't mind if there is no product recommendation.
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Aug
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comment What are the minimum set of shoes required for hiking outdoors
Just see the reply from one of the leads on Outdoors. Sandals not allowed for trek! oi43.tinypic.com/2ekrmnm.jpg
Jul
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comment What are the minimum set of shoes required for hiking outdoors
Thanks for the questions. What I meant is, that some Hike Leaders recommend that their team wear a waterproof shoe or sandal when they describe about their hike. There are a few you could note when browsing the hikes outdoors.org/recreation/activities/index.cfm
Jul
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comment What are the minimum set of shoes required for hiking outdoors
I got a Keen sandal couple of days back (Men's Newport H2 model). I just used it from office to home commute, which is about less than 2 miles of walk. I feel its pretty heavy, and I get pain on my knee. Not sure what's going on! I felt that I need to go for a lightweight Sandal or a shoe. Any suggestions? should I just retain this as it might be helpful for a day backpack? Is this pretty common for anyone trying to wear a heavy shoe? I wear Converse shoes which I think are almost the same weight as of this.
Jul
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comment How do I know that I need to add an insole to my shoe?
Seriously I am scared to visit an Ortho for the same reason :)
Jul
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comment How do I know that I need to add an insole to my shoe?
I have the knee problem when walking or standing for few hours like shopping. But that really varies on the shoes I wear too. SO I believe that its a combination of my knee problem and the right shoes. Please correct me if wrong.
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Jul
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comment What are the minimum set of shoes required for hiking outdoors
I thought my ankle pain might be because that my sneakers have the cushiony out-sole, that doesn't work out well for hikes - I may be totally wrong. I tried couple of boots they are heavy (about 3-4 times heavier than my sneakers :) and since this is the first time I am wearing a shoe that covers my ankle, I felt slightly different while walking - may be I will get used to, if I go for it.
Jul
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comment What are the minimum set of shoes required for hiking outdoors
Thanks for your answer Wajurgmitr. I am not really biased towards any specific brand, infact I don't own any Merrell's at all, but when I tried shoes at paragonsports, they were fitting lot better for my wide feet.
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