View Full Version : Wal-Mart "Earthshoes"

06-09-2004, 15:35
I ran into a SOBO hiker last fall--"Bull-dog"--who said he had problems with his LLBean boots in the first 100 miles and hitched to Wal-Mart and bought a pair of "Earthshoes". I have tried them with a different insole and have found them serviceable, not so great on breathability. Just thought I'd see what luck hikers have had with these or other department store boots...

Ankle Bone
06-09-2004, 15:46
I didn't know they still made such a thing as Earthshoes. Are they in the 70's dept?

06-10-2004, 15:44
Either someone bought or co-opted the name. These days HiTecs, Merrils and a number of other boots, some selling well over $100 are coming from China. I have no brand loyalty to China made goods, so functional, waterproof boots that sell for $35 are preferable to other more expensive China slave-goods. I'm saving my $150- $300 for US or European made boots...