Hey Guys and Gals,
Next year I have scheduled a 10-12 day JMT thru with my wife. Considering we are from the muddy, rainy, root and rock infested NorthEast we have been doing a lot of reading as to what kind of terrain we can expect. From the sounds of it the terrain itself while having much bigger ups and downs than what we have out here will be a pleasant walk in comparison to the terrain in the NE. So I would like some advice/opinions on footwear. In the past I have used Montrail Vitesse and was a big fan. I have now joined the Inov8 bus with a pair of Roclite 295’s which are by and far the most comfortable trail shoes I have ever used. Looking more into the Inov8 line it seems that the Roclite 315’s may be a good choice for a trip like this as they feature the Inov8 Endurance rubber sole rather than the Sticky variety. While I do like lighter shoes, for a 220+ mile walk I am thinking some cushion will be welcome so anything from the Inov8 line less than 3 arrow prob will not do the trick. Any thoughts or other suggestions?