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Luke89757

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Shoes?
« on: March 29, 2013, 10:10:49 PM »
Typically I use Nike flex running shoes during good weather but dont always do so well in the mud. Dont feel real loose in boots in either. Was maybe thinking about cleats during bad conditions. Any of you guys have any suggestions?

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Re: Shoes?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 08:18:55 AM »
For me, Merrell Moab low's are the best mix between a hiking boot and running shoes.  They seem to handle mud adequately.  My best mud/cold shoes are Merrell Thermo 6's, but they are boots with a very aggressive sole.
The problem I always had with cleats is there is no grip when you get to a cement teepad.  Also I like to pivot some and cleats feel like they want to tear my knee apart.  Over the years I have finally decided that good play in mud is just a matter of getting used to bad footholds.  It's more about mindset then soles.  Good luck.

Luke89757

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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 12:15:26 PM »
NICE! Any suggestions on where I can pick a pair of those bad boys up? Never looked into hiking shoes before.

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 09:55:43 AM »
I'm on my second pair of Keen Disc Golf shoes.  The current pair available is the DeLavaega's. 

They seem comparable to Merrell's.  Unfortunately, I have never seen the Keen's available in retail...online only!

Merrell's can be found at places like Dick's, Scheel's or other sporting goods stores...

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 06:51:23 PM »

Jflash3

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 08:22:28 PM »
Go to Gander Mountain they have several different kinds of outdoor shoes.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 11:03:51 PM »
I just bought some Merrell Moab Waterproof Lows shoes at Gander mtn in Joliet last Wednesday and I'm liking them so far. They were 110$ but they had the water resistant ones for 90$. Pretty good selection on other hiking outdoor shoes.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 09:41:06 AM »
http://reviews.kohls.com/9025/359624/reviews.htm
light pair , wore these since xmas .
going to be my summer warmer pair
was a nice xmas gift

but I tweaked an ankle , the good one, so I went out and got these
this weekend

Merrill with Vibram soles   ( light high tops )   100  bucks then I had a coupon for  20 %  off.
so not bad cost

http://www.sportsauthority.com/family/index.jsp?int_prevBucket=-1&num_buckets=1&hasPagination=false&PAGES_PER_BUCKET=10&categoryId=11461060&pageType=family&page_bucket=0&cp=11461058&pageCount=4&int_nextBucket=0&pageNum=1&page=2&pageBucket=0

buy something with Vibram Soles is my shameless plug


Luke89757

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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2013, 10:16:35 AM »
thanks guys! real appreciated

Tafe

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Re: Shoes?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2013, 11:27:58 AM »
The difference between waterproof and Gore-Tex shoes (Merrell's at least) is pretty much name only.  And about 20 bucks.  The patent on Gore-Tex has expired, so companies can make the same thing for less.
I have gotten shoes from Zappos.com online when I'm confident in the sizing.  I have also had pretty good luck on eBay!  I picked up a pair of Gore-Tex Moab's for $70 w/ shipping and I think they may have been worn once!  I'm just careful to pick ones that have a LOT of pictures and I look carefully at the soles to see wear.  I also picked up some anti-fungal foot spray from Target (the bowling alley stuff) and SOAKED them before wearing.

Recently the trend towards spikeless in golf shoes has piqued my interest.  I think next time I may head to a golf store and check some out.  Some of those soles look pretty mean.  And they come in some crazy colors!