One of the gear decisions I continued to debate over well into our Appalachian Trail hike was my choice in hiking footwear. You can find people who hike in just about anything, from thick, high ankled leather boots to trail runners (which wear a lot like sneakers), actual sneakers, sandals, crocs (I’ll get to that in another post)… to just plain old barefoot (we only saw one barefoot day hiker out there, but click here for the story of Isis and Jackrabbit, sisters who yo-yo’ed the AT barefoot).
Before I get into the details of my roller-coaster footwear relationship (oh, the drama!), I should introduce you to the boots in question:
|Me crossing a river in Maine’s 100 Mile Wilderness|
|A soggy, misty afternoon in Maine|