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hiking boots (that are mostly going to walk through city puddles)

I'm looking for "hiking boots" that realistically will be used mostly on city streets. I mostly care about walking on slick cement or tile (e.g., many subway stations, fancy lobbies) without slipping, and about stepping into puddles without soaking my socks. A few times a year I may also wear them on a spring or fall day hike, so I'd rather they weren't heavily insulated, but otherwise actual hiking should be a secondary consideration. What features should I look for, and where would be a good brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan to buy them? (I have funny-shaped feet, so I want to try out a few options without waiting multiple round trips for shipping. Also, helpful staff would be a plus.)
posted by d. z. wang on May 5, 2014 - 13 answers

Should I take a new pair of hiking boots back?

Living in the Alps and going to Iceland in a few weeks, I decided to invest in a decent pair of hiking boots for walking in the mountains, amongst rocks, rough terrain and even volcanoes and glaciers in the case of Iceland. I have not had such shoes for a long time, so am new to such a purchase. After trying the boots at home for a few hours, I am experiencing discomfort in my ankles. Is his normal or should I take the boots back? [more inside]
posted by eurandom on May 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Leather Boots...IN THE SNOW?

Have you used high quality leather work boots (Danner / Hathorn / Wesco) in the snow? With proper care do you find that these boots are adequate for occasional use in snow? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Apr 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Camping While Fat

I need tips for hiking and camping from fat-identified and otherwise overweight folks only! FYI I am 5'6. Thanks!
posted by MidSouthern Mouth on Feb 2, 2012 - 25 answers

I'm looking for womens winter hiking shoes

I'm looking for a women's winter hiking boot / trail shoe. Specifications inside.. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Nov 30, 2010 - 6 answers

New hiking boots seem tight - will they stretch with use?

I've bought a pair of what I assume to be reasonably good hiking boots for a long trek/challenge I'm doing at the end of August - 100km in 36 hours or so, through the Australian bush north of Sydney (bush = forest, national park). Trying them out, eg. on a 12km walk at the weekend, they're quite tight across the toes. If I keep wearing them (generally around the place, and on longer walks) will they stretch over time, or should I buy a better fitting pair while I still have time to break them in? [more inside]
posted by infinitejones on Jun 9, 2010 - 17 answers

Backpacking with steel-toe boos?

I have a pair of Wolverine Steel-Toe work boots that I like and have gone hiking several times in. However this summer I'll be going on a week long backpacking trip and was wondering if there are any major downfalls to long term hiking in steel toe boots. [more inside]
posted by Deflagro on May 2, 2010 - 22 answers

Fall, Winter, Early Spring Hiking Boots for Women

Metabootfilter: I'd like your suggestions for mid-rise ladies' hiking boots for use in a cold climate. Not really expensive, but good quality. Difficulty level: Ordering by size online without my wife trying them on... [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Oct 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Give me the boot!

Where to buy hiking boots between IA and OH? [more inside]
posted by jpdoane on Apr 28, 2007 - 3 answers

Which way do I hike to the hiking store?

Where can a high heels devotee buy hiking boots in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 10, 2006 - 15 answers

How to buy hiking boots

Let's say you just joined a hiking club... you're in decent shape, but haven't really hiked on any kind of regular basis since you were a Boy Scout. You need boots... boots that would cover a variety of hiking situations, most anyway. What would you do? [more inside]
posted by Witty on Mar 23, 2006 - 42 answers

Hiking boots recommendations.

In October, I will be going on an extensive backpacking trip across Europe, and I'm looking to buy (and break in) some hiking boots well before I go. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Dec 29, 2003 - 22 answers

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