Thanks for all your comments on boots on the hill. The main point was to remind folks that they need to check there soles to ensure the tread is still good. There were many comments that a lot of folk use approach shoes on the hill. I do at times but again it’s worth checking your soles for grip! When Approach shoes came out I used a pair on the Rum ridge they were great but I trashed them. Nowadays they are better and as I broke my ankle many years ago I prefer to protect my ankles a bit more. It’s personal preference in the end.
Running shoes. They are designed for the hill with big tread. Many are taking this up and loving the freedom they give. There are so many brands now on the market in my day your choice was limited to Walsh’s and I did some superb days on the long hill like Tranters Round when I was fit. These were wonderful days as you could go light and felt at one with the mountains. Unfortunately my running days are over and I still miss that freedom.
My friend Adrian on All things Cullin gives some great advice on footwear what to wear on the Skye Ridge. A unique test of footwear? Please have a look at “All things Cullin” on Face book
Comment : These days I don’t wear mountain boots but do wear wellies with vibram soles. When they get worn down I get them resoled here, https://lancashiresportsrepairs.co.uk/
I think it’s good value! A few folk that I trust said they often used Approach shoes on the hill any more information, advice comments would be great?
The point of my ramblings were to have a look at the soles of your boots approach shoes, running shoes. Many of us have been walking low level during the Covid restrictions. Boots approach shoes have been hammered as we walk in different places. So please have a look at your soles.