Boots/shoes with round tread on all of the bottom.

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Boots/shoes with round tread on all of the bottom.

Post by Lioness » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:48 pm

While hiking I saw foot prints of a boot/shoe with round treads on the whole bottom. The round treads were small.

Anyone know the shoe?

It looks like they could be comfortable.
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Re: Boots/shoes with round tread on all of the bottom.

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Re: Boots/shoes with round tread on all of the bottom.

Post by Reg0928 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:03 pm

5.10 guide tennies have dot rubber. I love mine
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Re: Boots/shoes with round tread on all of the bottom.

Post by randalmartin » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:50 pm

Dots like that seem to be a common tread pattern for approach shoes. For the OP, I am not sure I have ever heard someone describe a shoe as possibly comfortable based on the tread pattern. For on trail hiking and a lot of basic scrambling, I find trail runners to be a good choice. Approach shoes are generally better utilized for more serious scrambling. Their softer, more grippy rubber compound while good for scrambling isn't so good for tread life. Ultimately depends on your objective.
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Re: Boots/shoes with round tread on all of the bottom.

Post by WanderingJim » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:41 pm

Another boot tread question:

On my recent JMT hike, I kept seeing boot prints that had little paw prints inside the full boot prints.

At first, I thought they were some kind of dog shoes, but then I saw that they were always in a bigger boot print.

I don't think it was just one person either, since I saw them going in both directions often.

Anyone know what kind of boots those might be? It just kind of stuck with me sicne I kept seeing them for the whole trek.
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Re: Boots/shoes with round tread on all of the bottom.

Post by dwoodward13 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:43 pm

WanderingJim wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:41 pm
Another boot tread question:

On my recent JMT hike, I kept seeing boot prints that had little paw prints inside the full boot prints.

At first, I thought they were some kind of dog shoes, but then I saw that they were always in a bigger boot print.

I don't think it was just one person either, since I saw them going in both directions often.

Anyone know what kind of boots those might be? It just kind of stuck with me sicne I kept seeing them for the whole trek.
All (?) Altras have this pattern. Super popular with thru hikers.
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Re: Boots/shoes with round tread on all of the bottom.

Post by WanderingJim » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:45 pm

dwoodward13 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:43 pm
All (?) Altras have this pattern. Super popular with thru hikers.
Ah, yes, that's the pattern I kept seeing. Thanks. Definitely seemed popular, but that could just be the unique pattern catching my eye the most.
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Re: Boots/shoes with round tread on all of the bottom.

Post by Monster5 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:28 pm

OP - dot rubber is nice for scrambling solid rock, but kind of sucks on looser trail, scree, or anything that isn't a solid surface really.
A comfortable hybrid might be the La Sportiva TX3, TX4, Guide Pro, or others. Really though, most low profile trail runners scramble quite well. More and more, I'm questioning the need for approach shoes.
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Re: Boots/shoes with round tread on all of the bottom.

Post by Lioness » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:32 pm

Conor wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:57 pm
Like dot rubber?

http://www.tahoegripworks.com/resoles/5 ... oach-shoes
Thanks ... Smaller dots, deeper tread, no dimple.
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Re: Boots/shoes with round tread on all of the bottom.

Post by Lioness » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:37 pm

dwoodward13 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:43 pm
WanderingJim wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:41 pm
Another boot tread question:

On my recent JMT hike, I kept seeing boot prints that had little paw prints inside the full boot prints.

At first, I thought they were some kind of dog shoes, but then I saw that they were always in a bigger boot print.

I don't think it was just one person either, since I saw them going in both directions often.

Anyone know what kind of boots those might be? It just kind of stuck with me sicne I kept seeing them for the whole trek.
All (?) Altras have this pattern. Super popular with thru hikers.
Those look nice also.
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Re: Boots/shoes with round tread on all of the bottom.

Post by ezabielski » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:42 pm

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La Sportiva Kaptivas have deep, kinda round lugs.
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Old Brooks Pure Grit had small knobby tread.

Identifying trail runner treads is kind of a hobby of mine...

The JMT shoes are almost certainly Altra Lone Peaks. Great for long distance. Kind of crap for rocky steep stuff.
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