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Old 01-31-2013, 10:56 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I have pretty good luck with Vasque hikers. I use Spenco insoles with them though.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:06 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Brooks Cascadia 7 are great shoes. After all they were born for the trails.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:14 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Aha I knew there'e be a few good suggestions out there

I have had Merrell's before and they lasted for ages - never heard of Keen so will try those too
I have big feet so I can wear mens boots quite comfortably Love the look of those green sandals!!!

LOL Liesje if you thing your hubby has lots of shoes - my other half has AT LEAST 32 pairs of sneakers (mostly Jordans, some limited editions etc
) thats not counting "normal" footwear LOL I tease him about his "shoe fetish" all the time
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:11 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I have pretty good luck with Vasque hikers. I use Spenco insoles with them though.
Vasque all the way! For mid profiles boots and up...

For sneaker like/low profile hiking shoes, I go with Merrell.
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I like the first one better, I think. Do the toes really look like they're coming up like that? It might drive me mad. On my feet, I'd look like a clown.
Most Keens have that rubber bumper for toe protection on the front. I personally like the look, and it's what makes the sandals so versatile. I can hike in them and not worry about my toes crashing into a rock. This site has lots of colors and pretty good prices, here are the choices for the Venice H2, which is what I have: Buy > KEEN > > SUPER SALE - KEEN Women's Venice H2 (5211)

I have a pair of the Azure Blue Bar at the top of the page, in addition to the Navy ones I posted a picture of above. I've ordered from this site too, they have some great clearances: Keen, Shoes, Women at 6pm.com

The second link shows them from all angles, and even has a short video so you can see what they look like on someone's feet.
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What's the difference between the Newport H2 and the Venice? I found a Newport pair that's not too steep.
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What's the difference between the Newport H2 and the Venice? I found a Newport pair that's not too steep.
The uppers are different, the soles are the same, as far as I know. The H2 stands for H20 (water), and both styles come in regular and H2, but I'm not sure why since they're all fine getting wet - you can hike through a stream in them, hose them off, or toss them in the washer. I still have my first pair, the navy ones, they're almost 5 years old, and when they're clean they look brand new.

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I just scored these Saucony trail runners at Sports Authority today for $49.95, woohoo!





Super comfy, and they might match our flyball club colors too....
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My Brooks Adrenaline sneakers are my favorite shoes. They come in different widths, and are so comfortable. I was having foot pain and went to a podiatrist, he gave me a list of brands that are better for feet and Brooks was one, I tried on a bunch of shoes/brands and these fit me the best and were the most comfortable. I wear them everywhere. I also got some custom insoles but the shoes made my feet feel better even before the insoles came in. The only downside is i wanted them in wide and they only came in mesh upper in wide, in the other widths they come in mesh or leather- which would have been better for Chicago in the winter!
Some other brands on his list were New Balance, Brooks, Saucony, Avia, Etonics...
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