I'm with Georick402, Zorrobarnes, and gvt1985 today. They all wear waterproof boots while I only have running shoes. I am not going to trade running shoes for waterproof boots anytime soon.
- Boots are heavy. Running shoes are light. I can practically run on this trail, while everyone else is walking slowly.
- My hashtag is #KeepCalmAndGetDrenched. I am open to getting wet and muddy. In freezing weather I'll just stay inside to solve puzzles (and hope they don't get archived before it gets warmer).
- I have ProgKing socks (without the stink) now so my wet feet can stay warm.
- The best boots are proudly NOT waterproof:
Your feet need to breathe, especially while moving. Waterproof boots act as a microwave for your feet after they’re shrink wrapped in plastic - so your feet sweat more and the waterproof boots trap it in. If rainwater, river water, or water from an alley puddle get in from the top, there’s nowhere for it to go. This will not work out well for you - you’ll get pruned skin and eventually blisters that will form and then rip off, exposing raw, red skin - it’s everything bad you don’t want.