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Page 2 in the conversation "More cold-weather outdoor walking advice - Beach edition" by Inge
My head is thinking with you
And Felix is sooooo CUTE!!!
Congrats on what will be an epic next chapter! I’m very excited for you and wish you the very best. As for footwear I also support the choice of Solomon’s. I know they are gear but you may need something with excellent traction in wet weather. The wind can be invigorating but so bone chilling. I walk along the river which is also windy - I do this in our winters as well. I’ve taken to wearing a very thin windproof vest. It’s a total game changer for me. It is gear but no one sees it - so it doesn’t count :).
Oh Inge, what a handsome boy! Very suave
Good luck with your shoe hunt and the move. OMG-his look all spread out in photo #2.
If you want something tall, warm and waterproof, what about neoprene boots? We have Muck boots and wore them at least 12 hours a day in Alaska. I put a good insole in them to take up volume, and they were super comfortable. I had other people on our trip ask me about them. With something like this you could walk in the surf a bit.
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In the gear category, I can't say enough good things about these Oboz hiking shoes - they are lightweight, waterproof, and super comfie. They are definitely the best hiking shoes I've ever had.They come in a boot version, as well.
Ours are Muck Boots. We bought them at Cabela’s, a giant hunting store. I think ours are the wetland style. Again, they are not attractive. I’ve taken them to Alaska on three trips, including a trip to Barrow, the town on the Arctic Ocean. My feet were never cold.
One of the guides wore Xtratuf boots. He didn’t have any other footwear on the two trips we went with him. I don’t know how warm they are, but Alaskan fishermen wear them, which says a lot. They have some interesting linings which I really like. I think they weigh less than ours.
1. My Muck Boots in the mud, just outside Nome2. Xtratuf boots at the Nome airport - octopus lining!
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Oh, Felix!! He's gorgeous!
Love the teal hikers.
I have a different version of the Sorel. Love how lightweight it is and I can put a Superfeet in it -- but it's still quite wide in the heel for me. So ... your mileage may vary!
When soft and wet sand is involved I suggest a higher top. I love beach walks, and when I have done without high tops the sand and water seep into my footwear even when it is waterproof. My favored high tops are a pair of Asolo hiking boots. They are old, probably more than 10 years, and obviously durable.
Ohh—now I see. Your new place is by the sea. How exciting!
If you will be walking on sand, I question the need for orthotics; isn’t the support of wet sand considered ideal for many of the issues for which orthotics are prescribed? You might want to look at some kind of barefoot shoes like I’ve been spamming Suntiger with, to have just enough shoe to keep your feet dry, but not so much it keep your feet from the support of the sand.
Congratulations on the new move. I had to comment, as Felix is so incredibly cute and looks like he would be up for 5 walks a day. Miss Margot is rather lazy and enjoys spending her day relaxing on couches and beds, with a maximum of 2 short walks her daily exercise. I actually go out walking on my own, just to get enough exercise for me!
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