Again, I had the dilemma of which boots to bring. I decided to bring my old pair of hiking boots from the pre-minimalist footwear days. I don't have a pair of minimalist boots that would work well with snow shoes. I think it's one of those few times when you probably want a rigid sole beneath your foot.
It was the first walk I think I've done in conventional footwear in over three years! Here are some observations I made:
- I missed feeling the ground
- The boots were surprisingly wide enough for my feet
- My feet were warm the whole time
- They are so heavy!
- Walking on snow and soft ground wasn't so bad
- Walking on asphalt felt like I was walking on a wedge despite the miniscule heel rise the boots have
- There are times when a conventional shoe isn't a bad idea (ie, snow shoeing)
|Take 1: With dogs|
|Take 2: Without dogs|