On 4/20/2012 8:17 AM, Peter Wollan wrote:
> This curmugeonly dismissal of modern footwear is unnecessarily harsh.
> Even REI, which went consumer many years ago, sells good, real,
> mountaineering boots. They're lighter, stronger, and they fit better
> than they used to, but they don't have steel any more.
Sorry, but my curmgeounly dismissal is NOT out of date. A steel shank
IS critical to providing SUPPORT to the foot, and the need for such
support is NOT limited to WORK.
Thanks for the advice though. What I wear (when I can find them) are
heavy duty hiking boots with a steel shank, proper fit, and very good
comfort. Such boots have been my every day shoes for at least 15 years.
73, Jim K9YC
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