#tbt 2004 – That day my boots fell apart two miles from the trail head and I had to walk back barefoot.

This was when I started hiking the Barton Creek Greenbelt—got tired of crashing on my mountain bike. I had had these boots for years and never really used them.

I found out later that EVA foam and the adhesives used in modern shoes have shelf lives, so even if you never wear a pair they’ll eventually become unusable.

The left boot looks like the foam deteriorated, and the right one looks like the adhesive stopped . . . adhering??

(December, 28 2004 at Barton Creek Greenbelt, Austin, TX)


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