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  1. Stewpot

    Help selecting Boots for our Walk.

    Hi Dave, I am never too old for good advice. I have just been in Majorca giving my Teva sandals a good workout. When I got back I ordered a pack of flexible plastic carving boards to make Rock Plates. These are 1.2mm thick and can be cut with scissors and are textured on one side to avoid...
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    Help selecting Boots for our Walk.

    Hi Dave, Does one cut out the plate to the full length of the shoe interior or just the front end? I knew this would catch on!
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    Are goretex shoes necessary?

    Thanks Dave, Unfortunately there are not many sizes of 910 available in the UK. However I shall pursue the matter. You may have started a new trend in "making your own rock plate". I am going to experiment with a thin plastic sheet (a plate made out of food boxes may do the job). You may have...
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    Are goretex shoes necessary?

    Thanks Dave. You are spot on with your thinking. I started out some months ago looking for boots for general hill and trail walking. I have Mortons Neuroma in both feet, middle two toes on both feet are part joined and my feet have spread somewhat. I also do fitness walking on tarmac and passive...
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    Are goretex shoes necessary?

    Thanks folks you have been really helpful. I am likely to choose New Balance 860V7 in 4E width in a size one up from my usual shoe size. I shall have my trusty Teva sandals for when it gets really wet.
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    Are goretex shoes necessary?

    Thanks Dave for a very informative post. Is there any balm/salve you would recommend? Would Vaseline do the trick as this tends to stay put when wet. I am currently testing New Balance trail/running shoes and after getting caught in a monsoon like downpour can see the wisdom of 3 footbeds and 3...
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    Chiruca Dynamic 52 Gore-Tex

    Hi does anybody have any ideas/tactics re Trail shoes and tips for keeping the inners dry. For some reason my post got shunted off piste before folks had time to look at it. Thanks
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    Chiruca Dynamic 52 Gore-Tex

    Hi, I am interested in the discussion regarding Trail Runners/Walking shoes/Boots. In the past I have worn good quality top brand walking boots and shoes. With the advent of increasing birthdays I have found my feet have changed quite considerably. What have been comfortable in the past are not...
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