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What should I do with these boots?
Give them to Goodwill/thriftstore, etc.
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Respectfully toss them in the garbage.
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Other.  (please indicate)
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PostSat Jun 27, 2020 5:35 pm 
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I have finally finished wearing my old hiking boots.  They were purchased from REI in August, 2010 and worn several miles before getting re-soled at Dave's in Fremont.  I now have a new pair (same model) that I had purchased as a back up in 2014 and had never worn.  This past Thursday I let go of the old and put on the new ones.  I wore them on the Taylor River trail to Snoqualmie Lake.  I really appreciated having the original sole again.  Performed really well on those many, many creek crossings.

Would a thrift store be interested in them or should I just toss them in the garbage?  They still may have a few miles on them for someone.  I have the original unused liners since I wore my own orthotic liners.  Here's the REI page showing the specs.  This is now an obsolete model.  They are a size 12.  ~z

I have decided to run a poll on this.
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PostSun Jun 28, 2020 9:38 am 
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Plant some hens and chicks in them. Place on front steps. Old boots make a great place for plants.

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PostSun Jun 28, 2020 4:42 pm 
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Okay.  That sounds like one vote for the garbage, WM.  Thanks.
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PostSun Jun 28, 2020 5:10 pm 
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Keep them around in case you ever make (and lose) a bet that ends with the words "or I'll eat my boot!"
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PostSun Jun 28, 2020 8:21 pm 
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Burial at sea.  I think the thrift store rules have a hard time selling well loved boots after ten years.
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PostSun Jun 28, 2020 9:03 pm 
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Cyclopath wrote:
Burial at sea.

Such an awesome idea.  How fitting.   haha 

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I think the thrift store rules have a hard time selling well loved boots after ten years.

I agree.  It's my instinct to do so as well, but I guess I needed permission from some fellow hikers first.  wink.gif        ~z
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PostSun Jun 28, 2020 9:52 pm 
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Put them into a howitzer shell and have Johnny Depp fire them into the desert.

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PostMon Jun 29, 2020 10:16 am 
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eBay? I sold a modified Golite pack that I assumed would just go to a thrift store but someone bought it for 35 bucks.

I had to laugh at Waterman's response. I saw hens and chicks in hiking boots at the Stampede Pass weather station way back when water was available to PCT hikers up there. The hikers miss you Jacque! Ah the memories!
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PostWed Jul 01, 2020 9:07 am 
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Just cleaned my boots!!! New insoles!!! Memory foam!!!!

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