I’ve had that old pair of boots, hiking boots, for about fifteen years now. and I had to retire them last year. Finally the soles are just completely smooth now. They used to have the best traction of any boot I ever had. The leather is cracked. The soles are starting to come off. but those boots have seen so many miles.
It’s one of those pieces of gear that stops becoming a piece of gear and becomes like a part of you. You know, and those were the first semi-expensive boots I bought and they were ninety dollars. And I was It was rough to throw down the cash for them but when I, I bought those boots I never would have expected them to last uh, you know, over a dozen years just with the miles put on them and all the adventures I mean I’ve worn those things in the heat of the summer to the dead of winter They still hold back the water. You slide around a little bit now with the sole, uh, being smooth, but they keep out the water. They have seen some really rough terrain, and some harsh remote country. Ummm, a lot of hiking
obviously Whether it’s the fishing rods, the boat, the tent, the boots…Whatever it is, as long
as it gets you out there and allows you to experience some of the
things that you get to see out in places like this That’s what it’s for.