Hey guys,new member.Well i ll start with a concern i have been having lately.
I have TNF GTX boots that weight 1.35 kg( 47.6 Oz) for pair.
I am thinking of switching to trail runner or hiking shoes.
Problem is i want them for long term backpacking/wilderness trip 3-4 months.
I will have only one pair of shoes,and failure is not an option.
I am going for the not GTX version for the trails of course.
I will be carrying a lot of weight around 55 lbs max(i am trying to be light as much as possible but will have to carry 24 lbs food and batteries,water etc..)
My base is probably going to be around 26 lbs.
So i still need a shoe with some cushion.Weight is not much issue (coming from 47.6 oz).
So far i have these options:
Salomono XT wings3 -First option,very expensive will have to w8 for a deal.
Salomon X ultra-Less expensive,heavier, durability a little better?,less suitable for rocks and mountains
Inov8 Roclite 315-Reviews say super durable,concerned about drying performance a bit,almost as expensive as XT in my area.
Mizuno Wave Ascend 8- I have found a good deal on this,but i am unsure of durability on harsh rocks,and cushion for heavy loads.
Other options are harder to find,and have to order online,even from USA even(i am in Europe).
That said,none of them might be best choice.
And about the GTX issue,do you think i will have a problem in serious downpour with wet feet?Obviously i wont walk and pitch my tarp,but i will be boxed in for quite some time,in bad weather.
Maybe i should skip my waterprouf trousers too,if i go that route??
Sry for long post,i ll go walk in the rain now.:d