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Beginner looking for Boots for NE climbing up to 6000ft

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Postby DJFLIX2009 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:56 am

Thanks, when i go to REI tomorrow, i'll try the Asolo's you posted and if they feel as good as the others, i will pick them up...

Thanks again everyone

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Postby DJFLIX2009 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:28 am

Bought these at EMS in Peabody we"ll see how they work out..

http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?pr ... 42.4064027
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Postby sneakyracer » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:58 am

I would go light. Try some well built trail runners, there are many with goretex that are waterproof. If not try beefier low cut shoes like the very sticky Five Ten (5.10) Exum Guides or Camp Fours. I have not been to NH in many years but from what I recall many of the higher mountains are full of rocks so sticky lighter weight shoes are better rather than heavy boots with durable soles that are downright slick on wet rocks and really made for packed trails only.

For snow its another story. Since the snow provides quite a bit of cushioning one can use a Mountaineering Boot. (either double or insulated leather)
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Postby nartreb » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:53 pm

Sneakyracer's got a point about hard, stiff soles not being great on wet rocks (they're also less comfortable to walk in), but the boots you got are not nearly as heavy or stiff as others, not a bad choice at all. Walk around in them a bit so you get comfortable with them and avoid blisters, that's much more important than the formulation of the rubber in the sole.
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