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Old 01-23-2003, 04:45 PM   #1
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Topic:If you are planning to do a lot of walking during your vacation to wherever you are traveling to, then this message is for you!

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If you are planning to do a lot of walking during your vacation to wherever you are traveling to, then this message is for you! Posted 1-17-2002 18:45

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This is a simple thing yet often over looked little tidbit.
A lot of people have a tendency to buy a brand new pair of shoes right before they go off on their backpackin' extravagana, but forget to break them in.

Make sure that you have broken-in your pair of shoes a few weeks before you head off on your journey! This way your shoes will feel a lot more comfortable. Otherwise, your feet will be hating life!

UNbroken-in shoes = dismal feet!

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Thanks for the advice tdpdawg. I hope travelers read that before embarking on their journeys.

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your not kidding Posted 3-21-2002 19:32

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my first trip out of the country was to amsterdam. i had just bought a new pair of hiking/walking boots and hadn't worn them until i got there. needless to say i almost wore off a toe in the red light district alone.
so amen to the advice tdpdawg

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I bought a pair of Dansk clog/shoes not long before a trip, and I lucked out because they aren't the kind of shoes you break in. Actually, I completely recommend them, 110%. Plus, if youre from the U.S., these shoes make you look less touristy.
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I have worn the same pair of Roots Boots for everytrip I have taken, I have had them resoled 4 time, and now they hang from the ceiling behind my bar....( As Canadian Dude humms the song These Boots Are Made For Walk'n)


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Right on- good tip! I hadnīt thought about re-soling shoes before! Itīs definitely a nice little token to bring back some instant memories If those shoes could talk, huh :P
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Roots Boots cost about 130$ CDN to buy, but only about 30$ CDN to re-sole, its gold dude!!!
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