I have to be honest. I’ve found a pair of boots that I absolutely love. They’re the most comfortable boots I’ve ever worn and I’m not going to lie – they have nothing to do with climbing gear, that is, unless I hike the approach to a crag in them, which I might do… I’m talking about my men’s size 7.5 D (translated size 40 (M) EU) brown Ariat 6″ Groundbreaker boots. They’re all leather lace-ups with a lug sole and are slip resistant, oil resistant, and even protect you against getting electrocuted. Yep, they’re work boots. I oiled them up good with Huberd’s Boot Grease first, then applied two coats of Huberd’s Shoe Oil to make sure they’re good and waterproof, not to mention flexible in the leather department. I applied the waterproofing oils with an old toothbrush while the boots were warmed up from the heat coming from the small heater I had running on them to open up the pores of the leather. I can stand around and walk (and even ride the stationary bike) in them all day long and my feet never hurt at the end of the day. I’ve stepped in plenty of snow, ice, and water with them and they don’t leak or get wet. The water just drips right off of them. The leather breathes, so there’s no stench when they come off my feet, either. That’s also partly due to my Darn Tough merino wool socks, which have some antimicrobial properties to them. No stinky feet, no stinky boots, no stinky socks. That’s the way I like it. I also like the ankle support they give me during this slick time of the year. I feel sure-footed in them and not in danger of tweaking my ankle if I do slip. I get good circulation in them and I have to say that I look forward to wearing them every day. I wake up in the morning and get dressed just so that I can put my favorite boots on!!! They fit my feet so well!!! They make me happy, so I figured I’d share. I hope you enjoyed this review of my work boots as much as I enjoyed writing it. Everybody needs a good pair of work boots, don’t they?
Content Rating PG, for the most part
I try to keep the content of my posts in the PG range (meaning that maybe your 13-year-old should not read it... Just kidding!) - you know, something I could get away with tastefully in the town square without getting lynched, tarred-and-feathered, or hung (and something my mother would NOT wash my mouth out with soap for). As far as what age you have to be to understand some of the subtleties of my humor in writing and/or speaking, well... That may vary. A lot.