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Sole Searching: An Aspiring Thru-Hiker’s Quest for the Perfect Shoes

If there’s one piece of gear AT thru-hikers are opinionated about it’s shoes — and with good reason since it takes about five million steps to get from Georgia to Maine.  All the other hardships on the trail – blazing heat, sweltering humidity, endless rocks and brutal climbs –- pale in comparison to the utter......
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