I know it is easy to think that I love shoes and mostly I do, but not in the summer. I live it NM, it is hot here and in the summer I can’t stand to have my feet confined in a shoe, any type of enclosed shoe (or socks) makes me miserable. So that is why when I bought new hiking shoes Tuesday, they were Teva sandals. Oh yes, I know the problem with sandals, little rocks can get under your feet and it is easier for creatures like ants to get to you and bite you -- I am willing to put up with that. I haven’t had any Teva shoes for a while, but they do have great soles for hiking, especially compared to what I had been wearing which were burkies and betulas. :-)
Actually, I noticed yesterday when we took a short hike that the soles slip less than my New Balance athletic shoes. I only had one very minor slip, unlike most days. Slips where I don’t fall on my ass wouldn’t be so bad except they almost always cause me to twist which throws my back out of whack.
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