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Re: Backpacking Shoes Needed

Postby freestone » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:27 pm

OTOH, I wore my Jesus 2.0 sandals:


Let us know ifLuna has solved the age old problem of trail debris constantly getting between the sole of the foot and the footbed of the sandal.



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Re: Backpacking Shoes Needed

Postby freestone » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:56 pm

My Cascadias didn't make it. A great shoe out of the box with traction and comfort, but both shoes failed in exactly the same place- a tear along seam on the side of the upper, at the base of the big toe. Took em back to REI for a refund, so I guess its back to my old standby, Vasque Mindbinders. I still have a pair from 2 season ago, thin in some spots but still holding together at all the seams.
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Re: Backpacking Shoes Needed

Postby maverick » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:21 pm

Give the La Sportiva Ultra Raptors a try Freestone, getting ready to by 2 more pairs
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Re: Backpacking Shoes Needed

Postby TRAUMAhead » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:23 pm

Jim F wrote:Like Richard, I have been a fan of the Inov8 Roclite 295 for several years, despite some questionable changes in the construction as the shoe "evolved." This week I purchased my 6th and 7th pair. Last week my fifth pair continued to serve me well hiking the JMT in Lyell Canyon, going cross country to the glacier, crossing the glacier, and then ascending some rock to the summit of Mt Lyell (June30).

After some use, my small toes tend to protrude through the side of these shoes. However, other than cosmetically, this does not present much of a problem for continued use.

They dry so quickly in typical Sierra weather, that I do not hesitate to wear in water while crossing streams.

I know my size in this shoe, so the purchase this week was at Amazon with a 35% discount.

Good luck in the search for a shoe that works for you.

Jim
How would you compare the old 295s to the new 295? I read about the last being more narrow so I ended up going with Altra Olympus as a replacement. Old 295 fits better but I prefer the cushion and zero drop on the Olympus. Not a fan of the stack height so I'm going to try Lone Peaks next.
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