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Q&A Are there ice-skates that will strap to a full shank mountaineering boot?

I was hiking through the snow to a frozen alpine lake and it made me wonder if there were ice-skates that would strap directly to a mountaineering boot instead of being a completely separate boot? ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Winter boots for -40°C that are snowshoe and crampon compatible?

One should never let middle age men sit around drinking and reliving the glory days of their youth on a holiday weekend. I think I may have agreed to a mid January Presidential traverse in the Whit...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by StrongBad‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Post-hike shoe care

How do I get rid of bad smell of mountaineering boots / skiing boots which comes from sweaty feet? I know the best way is preventing that smell by putting them in a ventilated area, but sometimes ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by cerv21‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the fastest method to 'break in' full leather boots?

After purchasing full leather boots (similar to these boots) I had many blisters for the first few hikes until I broke in my boots. What are the fastest ways to age the boot so that when my foot w...

7 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Patrick‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to repair the broken stitching and seams in my leather boots?

After several years of abuse and poor care my boots have completely gone at the seams around the inner ankle (see photos) What can I do to repair my boots? My current plan is to just get some t...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by nivag‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to repair worn hiking boot eyelets

I noticed one of the eyelets on one of my hiking boots is very worn. The lace was fraying at the point of the worn eyelet, so I have put new laces in. However it does not look like the eyelet will ...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by vegemite4me‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What to look for in wellington boots

So this actually stems from the fact my last two pairs of wellington boots have split - as have my husbands, and his were a different brand - my boots were both Joules (~£45 so low-mid range boots)...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How stiff of a sole should I look for in hiking boots?

There is a spectrum of sole stiffness in boots, from full shank on mountaineering boots to the easily bendable ones on really cheap boots. The way to test is to push in on the shoe lengthwise and s...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I fix my boots by gluing the soles back on?

The sole of my trekking boots get separated from the boot body. Since the boots would be otherwise usable - they are more than ten years old but without much use - repairing them would be an option...

10 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Pere‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What model of Hanwag boots are those?

I bought a pair of Hanwag boots late in 2013 at Naturkompaniet in Norrköping, Sweden, and I've never loved a pair of boots more. But now at least one of the shoes is in a bad state and a repair sh...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What type of glue is best to repair/resole cross country ski boots with plastic soles?

Does anybody know a good type of suitable glue to repair a delaminated sole on (modern) cross country ski boots with plastic soles (Rottefella NNN in particular). The delaminated part is in the fro...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Martin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Boots or trail runners with reference to blisters?

I know that I can significantly improve my hiking efficiency by reducing the weight of my footwear. However, I have historically had trouble with blisters while hiking. I also often do long distanc...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Richenda‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Restoring water repellency in leather hiking boots

I have a pair of leather boots that are a couple of years old. They were fairly expensive and I'm not a big fan of discarding and replacing things so I'm hoping they can still be of use to me. The ...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by tomfumb‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to wash hiking boots

I have a pair of GriSport boots. They are natural leather, with SimpaTex membrane. I use them for biking, weekend hikes and general wear in the winter in the city: salt and car oils everywhere. Th...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Vorac‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much time/distance on average does it take take to break in hiking boots?

If you are buying new hiking boots before a trip there is a break in period before the boots get comfortable and you don't want to go on a long backpacking trip with brand new boots. Time will depe...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How many miles should one expect to get out of a good pair of hiking boots?

They say that on average 400-500 miles is a good bet for running shoes, but for myself it's only about 300-350 miles before the aches of worn out shoes start to occur. It seems that shoes are one ...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by wanderweeer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Boots: Does light damage affect waterproofing?

I am looking at a new pair of suede leather walking boots. Price is low due to one boot being in a shop window and so is faded and doesn't match the other boot. My question is: would the light dam...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Bambi88‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there boots made for a longer 2nd toe?

I have a longer 2nd toe than the big toe (Morton's toe or royal toe). The major problem is finding boots or sports shoes that fit properly. If I didn't have this longer toe I would wear a 9 or 9.5 ...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by BillyNair‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Damaged Gore-tex boots

I bought Aku Slope boots with Gore-tex at a good price and as it turned out they have punctures in one place, which are probably minimal when I check them inside the shoe. I do not want to use the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by snowboi‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Using hiking boots for amateur rock-climbing

What are the practical aspects of using good quality hiking boots (e.g. ones shown below) for climbing? Arguably, an outdoor enthusiast might be involved in various sorts of activities from hik...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Yogesch‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there any kid sized alpine touring ski boots and bindings?

Do any kid size (205 mm or 32 EU) ski touring boots and bindings exist? The smallest size I'm able to find is 220 mm, 35 EU.

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by user1209304‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What do I need to look for in good, quality hiking boots?

My wife and I are going to buy some hiking boots as we've been using regular tennis shoes anytime we go on a hike. What are the things I need to keep in mind when looking for a good set of quality...

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Justin Self‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Timberland classic 6 inch boots for mountain hiking/trekking

The original Timberland classic 6-inch boots were made 40 years ago for the cold, wet and mountainous terrain of New England. They were innovative footwear for their time, but now have become mostl...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Yogesch‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What do you call what amounts to a modern hybrid between a sneaker and a high top moccasin?

Thirty odd years ago there was a fad for shoes generically called snow joggers. It was a super lightweight boot in appearence -- usually 6-8" tall, but with a very light construction throughout. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Sherwood Botsford‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How long is Gore-Tex lining in boots effective?

I was reading a recent answer and found this statement for the great majority of users, Gore-Tex boot liners fail anyway, and sooner rather than later if any real mileage is being covered. In f...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What temperature is needed for heat molding ski boot liners? Isn't body temperature enough for that?

After a season of skiing in rental boots of all sorts, I want to buy my own pair. My options are: a local shop in a country where there's no snow and the prices are so high, online deals that ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Neeku‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Yellow Overboot Repair

I have a cut in the ankle of my boot (see pic). I'm concerned that any glueing/patching will not hold due to movement and flexing while walking. What is the proper method of gluing and patching t...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by B540Glenn‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Getting Alpine Touring (a.k.a Randonee) boots for big feet

I wear US 14 / Euro 48 size shoes, and Alpine Touring / Randonee boots don't appear to be available at online retailers (e.g. REI and Backcountry.com) despite some manufacturers making them in this...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by ryanjdillon‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there B2 alpine boot brands in the UK besides La Sportiva and Scarpa?

I'm looking at buying some B2 rated alpine/winter boots for use with Crampons, etc. I'm trying to avoid paying full price for them (searching ebay, looking for special offers, etc.) as they are pro...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What makes shoelaces so special?

The laces on my hiking boots broke years ago, and instead of going out of my way to buy a replacement pair, I replaced them with some lengths of paracord I had kicking around, albeit with the inten...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Genuine leather or synthetic leather boots

I normally use synthetic leather boots for trekking. But recently I had a bad experience with a very cheap pair of boots and I had to walk 3 days in wet boots. So I was wondering if someone can g...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Arsalan Ahmed‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Vibram FiveFingers or Non-Hiking Boots as a Beginner in Hiking?

I'm very new to/inexperienced at hiking, and I got invited to an impromptu, 7-mile hike tomorrow at Alamere Falls (places online say it's "intermediate difficulty"). I've only gone on what I think ...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Anonymous‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to repair the ripped seam in my leather cowboy boots?

I have worn these twice and the second time I noticed the stitching in the left inside was ripping. It has been a hassle trying to take them back to the store because I live 2 hours away. So I am h...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Kelsey Koch‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it better to wear one pair or two pairs of socks while hiking?

From personal experience I tend to wear two pairs of socks, normally some running socks and then my hiking socks on top of that. It helps me avoid blisters. Quite a few of my friends thinks this is...

7 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Aim Kai‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does it look like these boots are too long for my foot?

I picked up a pair of these Danner DFAs (normally I wear a 9D) in 9EE. I went a little wide to prevent cramping I occasionally felt. Now my other shoes, including other pairs of Danners are all snu...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Joseph‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to identify good winter boots for walking on ice?

I just saw this BBC news clip Does Canada have the solution to slipping on ice? at about 1:20 into the clip (not counting the commercial) a scientist says "most footwear performs poorly" he also sa...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do membrane-based boots breathe?

Yesterday I was shopping for breathable waterproof boots* and this is what the salesperson explained to me. The shoe material does NOT matter. The damp air from the foot goes through the membrane (...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Vorac‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the suitable choices of crampons for Scarpa Charmoz GTX Women boots?

I have Scarpa Charmoz GTX Women boots for mountaineering (upper than 4000 m) in Iran. I want to find a good pair of crampons for them. I cannot choose automatic crampons but somebody says I can use...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Persian Cat‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the pros and cons of greased feet in boots?

I was just reading this answer at Can you keep your feet warm in ski boots on a very cold day? Yes, add fat to your feet. I don't mean gain weight. Just slather it on before putting socks on. P...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to stow backpack and boots whilst in a hammock?

I'm contemplating using a hammock for my next trip, usually I'd keep my backpack and boots with me inside when I sleep to keep them dry. Is there room in a hammock for a backpack and boots? Or is ...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Chris J‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hiking with boots untied?

I recently came across a hiking boot maker with a front page photo showing someone walking off trail in ankle high boots that are untied. Source This seems to be a current fashion trend, and if...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the pros and cons of custom-made hiking boots?

I've had limited success finding hiking boots that really fit me. Therefore, I'm thinking about custom-made ones. But, I'm not sure how to think through this decision. What are the advantages and ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Reid‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hiking boot fit: how snug should height of instep feel

I have been trying on some new hiking boots. The ones that seem most comfortable in every other way feel somewhat snug on the top of the front of my foot (the instep, I think). Possibly because o...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by PurpleVermont‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to improve the grip on my boots?

I've got a pair of Keen hiking boots that, at their best when brand new, never had a particularly good grip, and now, a few years later, have simply lost any grip to speak of. They are so slippery ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Michael Martinez‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to harden feet to avoid blisters on long hikes

I've enjoyed hiking my entire life but I have one huge problem. The skin on my feet is extremely soft and sensitive. I wear good wool socks with properly fitting boots and change socks during long ...

13 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Justin C‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Sources of Nubuk (Gore-Tex lined) Leather Conditioner

I have a pair of Lowa Tibet Pro GTX (Nubuk leather and Gore-Tex Lined) and am wondering what conditioning creme I should use besides the stuff that Lowa sells as I generally like to buy from dedica...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by AnonDCX‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a protective substance, like an epoxy, I can use on my feet so I can backpack barefoot?

Is there something that works like epoxy or natural tar that I can apply to the most delicate impact points of my feet (balls and heel) that will form a very durable bond, and let me backpack (i.e....

5 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by themirror‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to get rid of bad smell in hiking boots after they have been soaked?

My hiking boots got soaked multiple times during our last trip in Scotland. The water got in via my pants, behind my gaiters and on my socks. This happened multiple times on the trip with no opport...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Jo Vanthournout‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the difference between hiking boots and &#x201C;hunting boots&#x201D;?

Many (online) shops classify boots between hiking and hunting; for example, see hunting boots. The hunting boots look more like the kind of boots I like, than the hiking boots do. What are the di...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can hiking boots with Gore-tex lining be stretched?

I have a pair of leather Vasque St. Elias GTX which are a bit narrow across the toe box and I want to see if I can get some more room there. A local shoe repair place said they could do it (for $6...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by compton‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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