Originally Posted by randomkoreandude
i already know the answer to this but i would be retarded to take shell indy's hiking even if they have commando soles? i am going hiking in a week and dont have any other shoes other than sneakers but i hear the trail is nothing crazy or anything ... not sure if its worth the risk hah
The short answer is wear them. They are boots that are as good or better made as the ones soldiers wore in WWI, every day in the snow, mud, heat and doing all kinds of labor intensive tasks.
BUT, If they are new why risk getting water spots. I have a pair of black cordovan boots that I wear in the rain and snow and they now have what we call water spots. I knew that this could happen and am not mad, and i still wear them all the time. But would it bother you if this happened? Scuffs and scratches can be smoothed out….I have seen this. Some people never get water spots….some people say their water spots go away….but what if you get them and they never go away?
As for hiking a light trail these boots would be as good as or better than most boots out there. If it is not going to rain and the trail is good I would just wear them. You sure will not have to worry about a snake biting through them!