Shop hiking boots and shoes at Backcountry Edge: http://www.backcountryedge.com/boots-shoes.aspx This video discusses methods and information on how to maint…
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Thanks for the great, video.
Had a pair of Vasque Sundowners (all leather) and took immaculate care of
them for a long time (with the Nikwax as shown in the video.) Hiked all
over the place in Oregon and SW Wash. Then for awhile, not so much. Then I
started taking better care of them again. Then they fell apart (sole
separation.) Took them to a shoe repair shop and they were literally fixed
good as new. Except that I think they were too far gone by that point. Even
though I treated them well, they still fell apart again. Moral of the
story: Treat your boots well and they will treat you well. I bought those
boots sometime in like ’98 or ’99 and they’re getting their proper burial
now in 2014. Good boots are built to last.
A comment about her jacket: It looks like it’s probably synthetic, though
that doesn’t really matter. I have a Solomon insulation-layer jacket that I
absolutely love. I have a three-layer system when it comes to outerwear:
Hard shell Gortex outer layer (something that’s light and water-proof, with
a hood. I have a North Face jacket) Insulation-layer jacket (non-hooded,
something that is insulated, hence the name and will keep you warm under
any conditions. Relatively water-repellent so when it’s cold and
sprinkling, you don’t get wet) and a soft shell – basically a North Face
fleece that keeps you warm, but not too hot when it’s cool, but not cold
out. The three jackets together weigh less than 3 lbs in their stuff sack.
My point is layering is important…
How to Care For Hiking Boots and Shoes
Thanks for the maintenance tips. Just purchased some Keens and wanted to
take care of them as they are a higher end boot.
Great! Thanks for watching!
Thanks, I have that exact same boot…. Never would have thought to treat
it since it’s has a gortex liner, but I will now….. to keep the outside
in good shape.
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