Walked A Mile In My Shoe

One foot in front of the other.

Me vs. the Rockefeller trails.

Not big on plugging product, but I’ve had an amazing experience with a pair of walking shoes I thought I’d pass along.

I tried to figure out the original purchase date for these but I wasn’t able to track it down. I remember buying them at one of the sporting goods places at the Palisades mall. Here’s the Amazon page. Merrell Moab size huge.

They are over a year old, but not by too much I don’t think. I don’t remember what I paid for the first pair, but the second pair which arrived today were only $80.00.

I walked hundreds of miles in these shoes. Haven’t had a car the last 6 months and I have put in the miles. Lot’s of miles.

Here are some photos I took today of the original and the new. New one is on the left. (I haven’t put ’em on yet.)

Old and new uppers.
Old and new uppers.

They got pretty dirty but no part of the construction failed up until 3 days ago. Here’s evidence of the mileage.

Worn vs. new soles.
I’m just on old sole.

The only actual structural failure was a crack in the toe band. Technically, not really structural, it finally cracked after another soaking.

Crack in the rubber trim.
A crack appears.

I guess you could say I’m a bit sentimental about these shoes. (Why else on earth would anyone think this information noteworthy?) We’ve been through a lot together. The thought of wearing out the second pair is a little defeating so I’ll try not to dwell on that.

Go out and take a walk! You’ll be happier when you get home.