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#2866 - 25/03/06 04:31 AM footwear on Cleveland Way
hootrooster Offline
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Registered: 07/03/06
Posts: 22
Loc: Victoria, B.C. Canada
I have a strong inclination toward lightweight flexible footwear, sacrificing the support that comes with proper hiking boots.
Does the Cleveland Way require the latter?

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#2867 - 27/03/06 02:25 PM Re: footwear on Cleveland Way
ernest smith Offline
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Registered: 27/10/06
Posts: 0
Loc: east yorkshire , england
Hi Hoot rooster,
i would not advise lightweight
boots on the Cleveland way as once you get
on to the edge of the moors the land tends to slope, in light boots i don't think they would give you plenty of support, also i have found that i am more prone to blisters in light boots, having said that don't go to the other extreme, Chris Brasher boots are good if you can gat pair broad enough.
you may get better advice of some one
who has walked in lighter boots,, i suppose there are some good ones on the market,
what ever you do have agood walk
regards ern
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#2868 - 27/03/06 04:55 PM Re: footwear on Cleveland Way
hootrooster Offline
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Registered: 07/03/06
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Loc: Victoria, B.C. Canada
Thanks.

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#2869 - 28/03/06 05:07 PM Re: footwear on Cleveland Way
tonyk Offline
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Registered: 16/02/04
Posts: 1033
Loc: UK
I would go for training or running shoes.Most of the ground is firm and the inclines have steps.The ground dries out very quickly after heavy rain.

A lot depends on the weight you are carrying.Ankle support helps if your pack is heavy but foot placement is far more important if you want to avoid ankle injuries.Sherpa's manage okay without boots but they tend to walk in a very precise manner watching where each foot is placed.

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#2870 - 28/03/06 08:51 PM Re: footwear on Cleveland Way
hootrooster Offline
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Registered: 07/03/06
Posts: 22
Loc: Victoria, B.C. Canada
The weight certainly is an important issue. I usually travel very light, so perhaps a light shoe will suffice.

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