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12/20/2021 8:25 AM
 

We are fortunate in this matter that your conduct will be your marker and, thus, your reputation. The conduct of others on this forum has been, and will continue to be, their marker, and thus, their reputation. In the west, a person invests in one's reputation carefully. - 112Papa
 
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12/20/2021 9:26 AM
 
Great dive into your experience with all these different boots. You can’t stress enough how much the unique foot shape and weight of the person makes a boot perform, not to mention lacing technique.
It took me quite a while to dial in my boot program, dealing with a wide, neutral arch foot(possibly with heel spurs) and 220 lbs on em without a pack. But what a difference your time out there will be once you’re not in pain or limited range by uncomfortable boots.

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12/21/2021 5:24 PM
 
Jesus, Evan, what a depressing but thorough and informative journey. Depressing because I have been battling boot fit and type my entire life and the future seems bleaker than it was before I watched your video. After my last visit to the ortho a couple of weeks ago, I resolved to get a pair of Nick's (similar to your White's but not 10 inchers) made since the best boots (3 pairs) I ever had were the old American made Red Wing Irish Setters with the Vibram sole which were similar in style. Not so sure what to do now.

However, you did an excellent job of laying out all of the major issues but boot width can be a huge issue for those of us with narrow feet. Few boot manufactures offer width options or, at least, narrow sizes. Hence, shopping around to find those manufacturers with lasts that are narrower. You had an example of the opposite--too narrow. Which for me was one of the advantages of Nick's.
 
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12/22/2021 6:02 AM
 
If that style of boot has been working for you, then nothing wrong with continuing. I would just caution you to choose a model with a lower heel and don't go over an 8" top. Nick's has a great reputation in the fire wrld.

We are fortunate in this matter that your conduct will be your marker and, thus, your reputation. The conduct of others on this forum has been, and will continue to be, their marker, and thus, their reputation. In the west, a person invests in one's reputation carefully. - 112Papa
 
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12/24/2021 7:17 PM
 

I have a pair of all leather Scarpias that I bought brand new in college when I did backpack trips for the Boy Scouts. They always pinched at the ball of the feet and i just put up with them. It never occurred to me to not use the bottom rung of laces! I've since switched to Danner Mountain Lights. Like you, I like the classic look, but maybe my feet wouldn't be so sore if I started using a modern footbed.  

 

 
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