New Boots

When I was in Damascus,VA (after 468 miles of hiking) I switched to these trail running Hokas (Challenger ATR 2’s)

Their cushioning, light weight, and breathability made my feet very happy. I beat them up pretty badly over the next 450 miles and laid them to rest today. Tread separation was a big problem – went through 4 tubes of Gorilla Glue to keep the tread on. The upper material also started to disintegrate recently. 

I decided to stick with Hokas and moved to the more durable (and colorful) “Speedgoats” 

Hoping they get me through to Katahdin!!



  1. Linda · July 13, 2016

    I just ordered some of those Hokas you recommended to me. Here’s fingers crossed.


  2. Harry Brown · July 10, 2016

    I am SOOOOO enjoying your hike! Thanks for all the superb pictures. When do you anticipate getting to Maine?


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