I agree. My Asolos are perfect for tower climbing as well as mountain
climbing. I climb R25.
On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 2:52 AM, Jim Brown <email@example.com>wrote:
> 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 Sorry, but my curmgeounly dismissal is NOT out of date.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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