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New Balance Minimus shoes
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
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
7th January, 2010
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
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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