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    Question Question On getting a trail shoe

    Hey, guys.

    I am in the market to get a decently priced hiking shoe. My original trail runners were bought at dsw and worked like a charm last year. I must have hiked, and wore those shoes (at work, every day) for a good amount of miles.

    My issue is: I have wide, short feet, and plantar Fascitis. It took me 6 months to finally locate a shoe at dsw that worked good.

    I found two shoes recently on the rei garage website that are my size and width but they are low-rise hiking shoes made by keen & Vasque. My best friend swears by her Vasque boots(Weak ankles so she prefers tall boots for support).

    My question is: Do you think I should give the low rise boots a try? I do like my trail runners since I grew up with tennis shoes, and bare feet, but I am curious if a stiffer sole will help my feet. They are also on sale, my right size, and might last longer than my trail runners.

    Here are the links:
    https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/produ...oven-wp-womens

    https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/produ...g-shoes-womens
    (I am thinking I might try these since they are close to a trail runner but still a solid heel.)

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    When you find shoes that work for you buy several pair. Especially since you're shopping the discontinued and closeout market.
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    If you liked your other shoes, buy more of the same.

    Then....start looking at others

    I have 3 pr of my current shoes in my closet. That I know work well for me. 2 pr are brand new, bought on clearance. Received for christmas.

    About to order a new model to check out as well.

    Plan ahead to have shoes on hand always.

    With free shipping/return shipping, order and try anything you like. Eventually it will end up on clearance somewhere each yr.

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    Thanks. I ended up tracking down the newest edition of my shoe and purchasing it. I did have to order half size up because they did not have my exact size anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FooFooCuddlyPoops View Post
    Thanks. I ended up tracking down the newest edition of my shoe and purchasing it. I did have to order half size up because they did not have my exact size anymore.
    The extra 1/2 size is usually a good idea. If you like the way the new shoes fit, stay with the extra half size.
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    My wife has an older pair of the Vasque Breeze GTX and loves them. It is an older model than what REI is showing though, got them off 6pm.com for ~$40 last year. I know you ended up with something else but just throwing it out there.
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