I've been doing quite a bit of research about various hiking shoes, boots, no shoes, etc. It was interesting for me to find that trail runners although they are light and dry out well, they are causing tremendous damage to popular trails in most national parks. Rangers are reporting that hikers wearing boots tend to walk at a slower pace than "those freaks with those running shoes" who are seriously damaging our national trail infrastructure.
This makes sense. Enough for me to give up trail runners. I for one will dust off my boots and begin to respect trails.
Hopefully many of you will do the same. Trail runners are destroying our trails. Please pledge to DO IT WITH BOOTS from now on.
I am starting a global campaign called DO IT WITH BOOTS to spread awareness of the devastation that trail runners are doing to our trails. DO IT WITH BOOTS is the way forward. Please join us and DO IT WITH BOOTS from now on.
Thank you and DO IT WITH BOOTS!