Iceland, here I come

Reviewed by Tom, the reviving hiker from Georgia on Monday, August 22, 2016
I needed to replace some Garmonts that served me well years ago. When I pulled them out to use for the first time 10+ years, the soles had started to degrade. Time to retire them.

I ordered this and several other shoes (Adidas, Garmont) in different sizes to be sure I got the best fit. My shoe size has gone up in the past 30 years or so, and I had assumed it was because shoe lasts have changed. But I learned yesterday, that after age 40, feet can grow about 1/2 size over ten years; body weight is a factor, too, as arches can lower and feet widen. That explains why I used to be a 10 narrow, and now I'm an 11M.

As for the shoe, it seems very well constructed and has support and cushioning just where I need it. I'm wearing it most of each day this week to break it in a little, and find it comfortable - except when it is fully laced and I am sitting down. Then I loosen the laces.

My itinerary is 7 to 8 rainy day hikes of 6 to 10 miles, with light pack. The shoes seem stiff enough that rocky trails won't be a problem, but light enough that I'll hardly know I'm wearing them. If my experience is different, I'll update the review.
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