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Re: Re: CULT: boots, garden aids


Hi Linda,

I have floppy ankles too.  These shoes have higher sides, though slip on.
Not hiking boots but higher.   No deep tread either to deal with dirt either
but a gripping treat.  Hard to explain.

Your solution sounds good too.

So, if I take a picture of them how do I post the picture?
Char, Region 8

Linda Mann wrote:

> Char, I've been meaning to post something about my boot solution -
> thanks for the tip/remininder.
>
> I have to wear lace up boots to protect my floppy ankle joints and hold
> my orthotics in place.  I love all the diversity of hikers/boots
> available these days, having had to settle for men's/boys high top
> basket ball sneakers as a kid and men's high top work boots way back
> before all these wonderful synthetic hikers came on the scene.
>
> However, I absolutely hate the cleats that are on the soles of all these
> nifty new hikers because of all the mud they track in and I'm not about
> to take my shoes on and off every time I go in and out the door.
> Pulling on rubber overshoes is much too much work.
>
> Last week, the Coop had a big pile of soft, rubber, pull-on over the
> shoe boots on sale for $1 a pair.  I bought a couple of oversized pairs,
> cut them down to make some easy on/off rubber overshoes, leaving a pull
> tab on the back of the heel to make them even easier to pull on and
> off.  I cut them low enough that I can leave them on my work hikers and
> still get at the laces.
>
> These have little to no tread, so what little dirt or debris gets picked
> up can be pretty easily wiped off on the outdoor mat.  Or if I want to
> run to town, or am going to be indoors for awhile, I can easilly get
> them off and on again.  Not a fashion statement, but they work great.
>
> These boots are normally less than $20.  Tingey? brand, about a foot
> tall with a wrap around snap on the side.  I am using a men's size 10
> pair over my normal men's size 7/women's 8 1/2, US sizing.  Way too big
> for regular shoes, but they fit fairly snugly over the hikers.
>
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