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TOPO Athletic Oterro

TOPO Athletic Oterro sole The TOPO Athletic Oterro is an interesting looking shoe.  The website says it is “Light, rugged and versatile – the Oterro’s aggressive outsole easily sheds mud and dirt, while providing traction over a variety of surfaces. Don’t let the light and breathable upper fool you, the Oterro was built for rugged terrain and outdoor adventures”   I would personally classify it as a heavy duty minimalist trial running/hiking shoe. To read the rest of the review please click here.

Coy Boy

Chaco Z1 Colorado 25th Anniversary Edition

Chaco Z1 Colorado 25th Anniversary Edition

Chaco Z1 Colorado Ever try to replace a favorite pair of shoes, only to discover that the exact shoe you loved is no longer available. Well if that shoe was the original Chaco Z1 Colorado you are in luck because in celebration of their 25th anniversary, Chaco has released the original Z1 again.  I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pair a little early (for this test) but they should be available in June of 2014.  To read the rest of my initial thoughts on the sandal please click here.

Coy Boy

Final Update: Wolverine Creek Bed

wolverine creek bed shoes I don’t have a lot to add but, now that the shoes have a few more months of wear I can safely say that they are the best shoe I have ever used for my activities that involve lots of water.  This has included more hikes to the holler and subsequent wading around in the creek as well as several more kayaking trips.  To read the rest of the update along with the entire review please click here.

Coy Boy

Wolverine Creek Bed Update

Wearing the Wolverine Creek Bed shoes while kayaking

Wearing the Wolverine Creek Bed shoes while kayaking

I have now worn the Wolverine Creek Bed shoes on numerous occasions on varying types of terrain.  They have worked really great in all situations so far.  I have continued to wear them on my exercise hikes to the holler.  I also wore them while backpacking and on a kayaking trip.  To read the rest of the update along with the entire review please click here.

Coy Boy

Final Update: Injinji Lightweight Mini-Crew

Despite the shrinking, I have continued to wear the Injinji Lightweight Mini-Crew socks about twice a week. I don’t think they have shrunk anymore.  I did wear them 2 days straight once more during the test, included an overnight in my hammock.  I put them on on a Thursday morning as I got ready for a canoeing trip in Mississippi.  I was wearing a different pair of FiveFingers this time because I recently bought some Sprints for water use.  Anyways, I drove to Montgomery Al to pick up another guy and then we both drove on over and camped on Black Creek for the night so we could be at the canoe outfitter early Friday morning.  To read the rest of the update please click here.

Coy Boy

Update: Injinji Lightweight Mini-Crew sock

Since getting the Injinji Lightweight Mini-Crew socks about 6 weeks ago I have worn them at least twice and sometimes three times a week, so I estimate I have around 15 days total in them so far.  I even wore them 2 days in a row once to test the socks ability to handle odor.  The weather during the month of July was exceptionally hot but it has cooled down quite a bit in the past couple of weeks with highs only in the low to mid 90’s F.  Anyways, they are holding up rather well so far.  To read the rest of the update click here.

Coy Boy