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Old 01-31-2013, 06:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so not strictly doggy equipment so maybe I'm in the wrong section admin please move if it's wrong

What's your favourite brand of shoe or boot for walking and training?
I need to get some new boots, I found walking 2 dogs in just sneakers doesn't give me enough support or grip and my "real" hiking boots are really chunky and not so nice for everyday wear.
I'll be checking out Bas Pro in vegas next week to see if I can get a nice "hybrid' style boot

Any recommendations??

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Tracking or training in mud or snow - Muckmaster Muckboots


General outdoor/Schutzhund training and trialing - Merrell Otter hiking shoes


Walking/training - Merrell Mimosa lace



Flyball - barefoot or Vibram Five-Finger Bakilas



I have a foot problem so for shoes I can only wear Merrell brand/Vibram soles.
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There are different brands with types like this and I also love them for hiking. Specially the gortex ones that have some waterproofing for dew/puddles/stream crossings. Not too high but high enough for some ankle support.
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Keen! Tried the others - like the specifics of keen
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There are different brands with types like this and I also love them for hiking. Specially the gortex ones that have some waterproofing for dew/puddles/stream crossings. Not too high but high enough for some ankle support.

And the nice thing about that line of Merrells is that they are warm, sturdy, offer lots of support but aren't really big and heavy like what I think of as a hiking boot. In person it looks and feels more like a slightly more robust cross training shoe (with a nice tread on the bottom - so nice I can't wear them at flyball because the tread gets stuck in the anti-fatigue mats!).
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I'm keen on Keen!
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I am hard to fit with a narrow heel, wide toe, and high instep and one large ankles (due to a bone pin and permanent enlargement of that ankle)

There have been a number of decent shoes in the New Balance brand that fit me and seem to work well. The wide toes / narrow **** limit choices.

I have LL Bean Cresta hiking boots and they make a lighter nylon version I may get. Those are very comfortable as well but the leather boots are heavy.
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Keen! Tried the others - like the specifics of keen
Another Keen lover, here! I have a few pairs going from basic hikers to more serious cold weather boots and they always seem to be the makers of what end up being my favorite shoes.


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I'm keen on Keen!
Me too! In really warm weather I hike in my Venice H2 sandals!



I also have the Voyageur, very comfortable and lightweight, but with plenty of support:



The Keen Targhee is basically the same as the Voyageur, but it's waterproof.
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I also have the Voyageur, very comfortable and lightweight, but with plenty of support:



The Keen Targhee is basically the same as the Voyageur, but it's waterproof.
Those are really cute!!

I have so much trouble finding Keen here, I think because Merrell is manufactured here. You can find Merrell everywhere and they have their own factory store/outlet but whenever I find Keen it's like one random pair in the clearance aisle.
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