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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] [Tower Talk] Boots
From: Randy Lake <>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:45:33 -0400
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I agree. My Asolos are perfect for tower climbing as well as mountain
climbing. I climb R25.

Randy N1KWF

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 2:52 AM, Jim Brown <>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 Sorry, but my curmgeounly dismissal is NOT out of date.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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