Wicked time for a loaded walk. Just recieved my new tactical boots (Rocky SV2) and they needed a good working in before I really need to rely on them. They are probably the best boot every I’ve had. I went on a 10K wet walk to bust them in.
A what? I went for a loaded walk with soaking wet boots. I find the wet method of breaking boots in the quickest and the best for a nice long term fit. Here’s what I did.
- Soaked my boots in the wash basin, made sure they were nice and wet.
- Dumped out the excess water
- Threw on two layers of sock
- Tossed the sopping wet boots
- Loaded up - 50lb small pack
- Walked for 10 K
It was a great day to go for a walk, a wee bit warm and humid (high 20's) and I managed to get the walk in, between storms.
Love this photo... shows the storm that just passed.
The boots, albeit wet, were awesome and pretty damn comfy. I was expecting some blisters as I was pushing a 9 minute, 30 second pace per K.
Amazingly enough, not one blister. I kept them on for a while after the walk. They had pretty much dried by time I was back.
I'm pretty pleased with the boot so far, have to see how it performs in the field now.
Anyhow, stay fit, stay healthy!