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Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

Post by Guy » September 23rd, 2020, 4:49 pm

Funny this should get a post today as I just took this photo
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Columbia Newton Ridge Boots.
On the left, just shy of 2 years old. Used 6 days a week for work all year and on the 7th day they are used for hiking, about 1100 trail miles. I could have got another couple of months out of them but the new ones were on sale for $69.00
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Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

Post by Webfoot » September 23rd, 2020, 5:48 pm

Chip Down wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 4:22 pm
Above, I complained about my disappointing first experience with La Sportiva.
Today it's Scarpa's turn.
Toecap (short rand) is separating from leather, and cracking. I'm sure they'll start flaking off soon.
How long did this take? Turnaround point on their maiden voyage. Wow.
Try the damn boots!
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Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

Post by Kay Burton » September 25th, 2020, 3:57 am

I forked myself out for Grinders. At first they were harsh, but in a week they spread and I have been wearing them for over a year and look like new. At home every day, for going to the store, for walking outside the city. The raised outsole allows you to walk on any surface.

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Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

Post by Chip Down » October 13th, 2020, 2:04 pm

Hike #3 update on the new Scarpa boots I mentioned above:
As predicted, the rand is starting to chip ( ;) ) off. Also, a seam is failing. Yeah, after three hikes. Wow.
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Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

Post by Webfoot » October 13th, 2020, 8:01 pm

I change my recommendation. You need oil field boots. :mrgreen: :lol:

https://www.dunlopboots.com/en-us/produ ... le-e902033

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Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

Post by Bosterson » October 13th, 2020, 9:27 pm

Chip Down wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 2:04 pm
As predicted, the rand is starting to chip ( ;) ) off. Also, a seam is failing. Yeah, after three hikes. Wow.
So, uh, dude, I know you've been spending all your time slogging around volcanic debris on Adams, but how do you destroy the rand in 3 days? Maybe you need to work on your footwork and technique. Next time try walking on the bottoms of the shoes... ;)
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Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

Post by bushwhacker » October 14th, 2020, 4:44 pm

Interesting. My Altra's are still perfectly good after only one year's use.
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Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

Post by Kay Burton » October 19th, 2020, 3:52 am

Yes, I look at the photo of shoes after hiking and I understand that the best option for such a hobby is still strong army-type boots. They can withstand more than a dozen hikes if you choose boots from a good manufacturer.

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