After a week of walking and trials and tests and much concern and research and reading and worry… I’ve decided on which shoes will be coming with me to Spain.
I’ve considered buying another Keen Targhee, Hanwag’s, Altra’s, Brooks and New Balance. I’ve read reviews on Amazon and blogs, and Outdoor Gear Lab and countless websites. I’ve downloaded apps and templates and measured and checked and watched videos and pondered and considered and basically got my head spinning with too much information.
I went to bed last night and just thought… I walked 2 caminos in Salomon X Ultra GTX shoes. They rescued my camino in 2014 and got me to Santiago, they were great in 2015 and the dreaded toe blisters never returned. So why oh why do I want to change them?
My feet have shrunk for sure, but why dont I simply buy a size down of the same shoe that has served me well for 2 years? Simple!
And for my second shoe… Tevas Tevas Tevas
I slept better last night having made this choice… and I enjoyed my walk this morning all the more, knowing that I had one less choice to make!