Even though I should of got a size bigger, these Inov 8 trail running shoes have got me 600 odd miles across the entire state of New Mexico. It’s been pretty harsh terrain, but they’re just about still in one piece (although the soles are mainly shoe goo!). So with a slight lump in the throat I’ve tossed them in the bin and put on my new boots from our re-supply box.
My shoes (Asolo Moab XCR) are in nowhere near as bad condition as Cookies but mine too are being ditched. I’d say they have another hundred miles or so left in them but I’m not willing to carry them while I’m wearing boots. Its going to be hard to lug around 1.5kg of boot when we have been carrying no more than a few hundred grams on our feet but the support will be appreciated when we hit the San Juan mountains. Once we pass the high snow capped mountains of Colorado I’ll be sending the boots home and will be buying another pair of lightweight shoes! Any Recommendations?? Paul