Shoes…they always need to be changed and I found that today was the best time to do it. My trusted pair of Jack Wolfskins that I bought in June last have served me well over two Caminos in September and May and the sole is well worn. Secondly, I have a voucher that is due to go out of date if not used! And lastly, I am walking two legs of the Lough Derg way next weekend. I would love some time to get used to them before then.
I went to Great Outdoors in the morning. Town was full of tourists plus there was a rugby game on. I probably would have chosen a less busier time if I knew about that. Anyway, I arrived there and had a look at what they had in stock. Plenty of Meindl, Saloman, North Face, Merrell and Colombia. No Jack Wolfskin however. Hmm. I like the pair I own but I didn’t want to leave the store empty handed. I have previously worn Colombia and North Face and I liked them so I took a look at those.
In the end, I chose a pair of Colombia Conspiracy Outdry. I’m looking for a lightweight shoe and one that dries quickly. I was told by the assistant that this is a great all round shoe. I’m happy with that. I’ll take it with me to Limerick and see how I get on over the two days. YouTube reviews are positive on the whole and the only concern I have is what would happen if it is hot. I’ll take them out tomorrow and see how I get on.