I had bought a pair of boots at the local Red Chinese sales emporium
(Wal-Mart) years ago with a steel shank and used them for tower
climbing. They have gotten so worn out I had to replace them but
Wal-Mart here didn't have steel shank any more. So I had to go to Sears
and get Die-Hard brand with steel shank. I don't climb towers without
On 04/26/2012 02:01 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
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> Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:45:33 -0400
> From: Randy Lake<email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] [Tower Talk] Boots
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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<firstname.lastname@example.org>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 Sorry, but my curmgeounly dismissal is NOT out of date.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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