The Hanwag Alaska Lady GTX. Specially designed for multi-day backpacking with heavy loads though deep backpacking country. There might also be a little halo around them.
I’ve been salivating for their arrival, for weeks. Forgive me for not exaggerating there. Now, I can officially begin breaking them in and prepping them for the rim to rim.
Because I chose my boots online, I snagged a couple of sizes, to ensure the proper fit. The winner gets to experience the beautiful outdoors. The other pair gets a second date with FedEx.
According to REI’s very helpful hiking boot guide (https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/breaking-in-hiking-boots.html) the boots should be ‘snug everywhere and tight nowhere’. And you’re supposed to wear them indoors for a while before giving them a public debut.
Hoping to get them dirty by next week. They might get a few odd stares among some of the Runyon Canyon fashionistas. Or maybe not. I’ve seen much odder things at Runyon than appropriate footwear.
Like, venti lattes.