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New Balance Minimus shoes

  • Billz858

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    This will be my first back packing trip in SEA and I plan on doing the typical local site seeing and some hiking. A buddy of mine recommended new balance Minimus because its comfortable and it's waterproof ability. Should these work ok? I'm not really in favor of boots because of its bulkiness. Help!

    #1 Posted: 13/10/2012 - 16:08

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  • caseyprich

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    I've never used hiking boots - not necessary for trail hiking unless you have weak ankles. I've always made the drying speed of a shoe top priority. Don't mind if it gets wet so long as it is dry by the end of the day.

    #2 Posted: 13/10/2012 - 20:08

  • goonistik

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    You need hiking shoes only if you are going through really difficult terrain, or you are carrying a heavy backpack with camping gear and supplies, or both.

    For a day hike, trail running shoes are fine.

    #3 Posted: 13/10/2012 - 21:25

  • Billz858

    Joined Travelfish
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    Location United States
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    Thank you both for the reply. I went and purchased the Minimus. It's very light and comfortable. Lets see how it holds up.

    #4 Posted: 14/10/2012 - 12:37

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