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Offline Burn Ban

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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2008, 02:08:38 PM »
i've said it before, but i have always worn keen.  they're great.  the pair i have now are only 1 1/2 year, but they've already done oml and grand canyon and about 200 other miles without any wear.

of course, they  aren't boots, so not everyone likes that.  they're low ankle light weight hiking shoes.

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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2008, 04:29:28 PM »
My apologies for helping to take this thread waaay off topic.

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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2008, 04:32:06 PM »
Any recomendations would be welcome.

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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2008, 04:46:51 PM »
If you need a strong needle and thread, pull the needle out of a century catus plant and it will have real strong plant fibers that will hold a shoe together.  Also sew up backpacks and cuts.
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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2008, 05:30:33 PM »
If you need a strong needle and thread, pull the needle out of a century catus plant and it will have real strong plant fibers that will hold a shoe together.  Also sew up backpacks and cuts.
That'd have to be on heck of a cut before I'd attempt that trick. Way back in my Boy Scout days we were told that tip so I tried breaking off a needle and thread. Got a few inches of "thread" but the base of the "needle" was about 4-5 mm thick, at least. Fine for loose cloth, but not so great for leather or skin. :icon_eek:

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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2008, 07:07:30 PM »
If you need a strong needle and thread, pull the needle out of a century catus plant


Tsk, tsk, tsk....not in the park you don't. Leave those plants alone. Better you should find yourself barefoot and stranded in the desert than deface  :eusa_naughty: the vegetation of one of our crown jewels.  :vomit:

Besides, if you go around whacking on things it is going to mar my enjoyment of the landscape when I see those mutilated plants.  :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: Plus, plants have feelings and cutting off a tip is like losing a finger.  :willynilly: :willynilly:

BTW, a century plant is an agave, not a cactus   :eusa_dance:
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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2008, 07:44:14 PM »
I have two pairs of hiking boots. One is the cheapo brand i picked up at Walmart...where else :icon_rolleyes: :icon_lol:. This pair i have had to maintain them so many times that i think as soon as i getback from my next trip to Sierra del Carmen i am going to ditch them for good.

 I used&nbsp; Shoe Goo and hope they will work good for a base camp shoe, but for reliable stitched boots, i am inclined on the Cabelas 7" Outfitter Series™ Uninsulated Hunting Boots. These boots are incredible for the hide they are made off....100% pure leather .Here is a Zoomable link to checkthem out in detail . I am conviced of this pair of boots, they are tough,once you break them in thay are very flexible and yet keep your anckle moving in a forward-backward motion. NOT sideways where you can sprain it and the acid test will come when i go and tackle the Sierra Del Carmen to the edge and see what they are made off.

I also dressed them with their Cabelas Silicone Boot Dressing Which i already tested in the rain and they did not shrink or tighten at all.

 I don not know if they are made in the U.S. or where ever,so as long as they are stitched and NOT glued , i am all for them.


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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2008, 09:17:45 PM »
I love my Cabalas boots.  Homero, how are you going up into Carmen's?  What route?

Al

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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2008, 09:47:03 PM »
i've said it before, but i have always worn keen.  they're great.  the pair i have now are only 1 1/2 year, but they've already done oml and grand canyon and about 200 other miles without any wear.

of course, they  aren't boots, so not everyone likes that.  they're low ankle light weight hiking shoes.

Which style of Keens BB? Shellrock?

I like my Asolo boots but I need a new pair of low cut trail type shoes. Maybe I'll try Keens.
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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2008, 10:11:56 PM »
I think I have posted this before, but I love my Keens.  Every time I hike, I am reminded again how comfortable they are.  I have never gotten a blister or had any problems with them at all.  Like Burn Ban said, they don't provide ankle support, but for a hiking shoe, they are the best.




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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2008, 10:45:21 PM »
i wear the targee lowtop version.  they also produce a mid-height.



i don't know why i would ever go with anything else.  when these wear out, i'll be looking for the updated version.  even on super rocky terrain like some of the trails at garner, these are rugged enough in the soles to protect my feet with no trouble.
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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2008, 11:18:46 PM »
I love my Cabalas boots.  Homero, how are you going up into Carmen's?  What route?

Al

 Yes Al,we are going up to Sierra Del Carmen thru the El Jardin (The Garden) Canyon. I think it is the only way in with out crossing any private ranches or lands.This is part of the EL Carmen-Big Bend Trans-Mega Corridor.

 Photos,waypoints...for you Google Earth fanatics,like me :icon_lol:,will be in full order.
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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2008, 12:59:47 PM »
The cactus needle can be made much thinnner by "sanding" it down on a rock.  Yes, it would hurt like hell to sew your own self up, but that is what the tequila is for.     mmmmm....tequila
If other countries on the planet want to see America suffer and ultimately destroyed, who are they cheering for right now?  Trump, or the leftist democrats and their media supported hate machine?

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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2008, 04:52:39 PM »
My old Vasques lasted about a year before both the toes blew out.  I just purchased a pair of Asolo boots.  Zero break in time, zero blisters (Vasques needed to be broken in and caused blisters early on).

I had a pair of Keen targee hightops, I was very pleased with them at first, but it only took a few months in Big Bend to wear out the soles.  They lasted about a year also. 

I would highly recommend Asolo.  They have been solid so far.  I consider myself a rapid boot destroyer, I haven't had a pair last longer then a year.  Now the only test I have left for the Asolos is time. 


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Re: Boot sole blowouts
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2008, 10:35:19 AM »
If you can't fix it with Duct Tape , Dental floss and Tequila it can't be fixed :eusa_dance: :eusa_dance:
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