With a wide toe box zero drop platform the waterproof Altra Lone Peaks are some of my all-time favorite shoes. When I found out they made a high-top ("Mid") version, it sounded like the perfect Camino shoe. Are they as great as they sound - or do they fail to perform? After not being too … Continue reading Altra Lone Peak RSM Mids Revisited
A while back I wrote up a post on the Altra Lone Peak "Magic Shoes". The Altra Timps are a cross between the Lone Peak and Olympus trail runners. HERE I take them for a test run and even a "slip test"to see if these might be my new "magic" Camino shoes!
Camino Sandals: Teva Hurricane XLT2 vs. Xero Shoes Z Trail
It's "Camino Monday" and I have a new video on some popular hiking sandals. What is the best sandal for the Camino? Here I compare the Teva Hurricane XLT2 and the Xero Shoe Z Trail. Both are great for what they do, but there are significant differences that should be considered.
Magic Shoes 2.0 – Testing the Altra Lone Peak RSM
Well I finally did it. Ever since I discovered the Altra Lone Peak "Magic Shoes" I've been itching to test out the waterproof version of the model (the "RSM" - short for rain, snow, mud). This week (thanks to a free $100 REI gift card and their annual sale) I got my chance. Why So … Continue reading Magic Shoes 2.0 – Testing the Altra Lone Peak RSM
Those Weird Toe Socks
While I was at Fleet Feet discovering my magic shoes, I decided to try a pair of Injinji sock liners. These "toe socks" are like gloves for your feet. The idea is that the material between your toes reduces blisters not only by keeping your skin from rubbing on your shoes but from rubbing on … Continue reading Those Weird Toe Socks
I think I've found my Camino shoe! Now, hear ye the tale of how I came to know of it. Making the Switch In the past, I've had great experience with Vasque (my first backpacking boots) and Keen Targhee II (my current pair). But after reading / watching about 1,000 gear reviews, I decided to … Continue reading Magic Shoes
Boots vs. Shoes
Boots vs. Shoes (aka The Eternal Struggle) There is probably not a more debated topic on Camino gear than footwear. There exists a range of die-hards supporting nearly every imaginable option from bare to sandals to walking shoes to trail shoes to hiking boots. Even post-Camino advice doesn't follow a single track. Several bloggers left … Continue reading Boots vs. Shoes