Thursday, June 28, 2018

Backpacking shoes

I've found that I can't use zero drop (causes me knee problems, probably because of tight calves).

I've found that I need a wide toe box.


La Sportiva Wildcats.  (https://sectionhiker.com/la-sportiva-wildcat-3-0-trail-runner-review/ )
Wide toe box ++
12mm drop
28 ounces



Vasque Breeze
Durable
Grippy
35 ounces



Merrell Moab 2 (https://www.switchbacktravel.com/reviews/merrell-moab-2 )
33 ounces
Comfortable
Underfoot protection
Durable



Cascadia 13
Brooks is ever changing.
Not much in the way of reviews.
Ratings compare it to the Wildcat as not quite as good.


Stick with North Face.




Old statistics:

The Top Footwear Brands

  1. Salomon
  2. Brooks
  3. Altra
  4. Merrell
  5. Keen
  6. Vasque
  7. La Sportiva
As in years past, Salomon, Brooks, and Merrell were among the most popular footwear brands of AT long-distance hikers. Salomon was the top brand, as before, but Altra entered the running, from being worn by less than 4 percent of hikers last year, to over 12 percent this year.

https://thetrek.co/appalachian-trail/2017-appalachian-trail-thru-hiker-survey-general-hiker-stats/

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