Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Prudent Prepping: When The Shoe Fits

The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping. 

Well, well! Another item has been checked off my prepping wish list for my friend, Purple Pack Lady. We were looking for a jacket that was mentioned in this post and she saw shoes she liked... or at least shoes that were in colors she likes (eyeroll), so we went back to REI to see what could be found.

However, that turned out to be a large part of a small problem, and that small problem is "fit". Purple Pack Lady is decidedly petite, especially in the feet, and so several nicely colored shoes were looked at, tried on, and found to be too big, either in size, length or width. The potential to Special Order smaller sizes in two of the brands was mentioned, but both of us do not like to order, try on, say "No" and then return things, just to start the whole process again. 

She ended up wearing a pair of Moab FST Low Waterproof Shoese home. 

Merrell Moab
From the Merrell website:

Now you can have matching MOAB FST with your mini-me. Low profile, but high-performance, Merrell’s MOAB Low Waterproof hiking shoes features a breathable mesh upper and M Select™ GRIP on the outsole making it lightweight, durable and trail-ready.

• M Select™ DRY waterproof construction keeps feet dry
• M Select™ GRIP for flexible, non-marking traction
• Durable synthetic and lightweight, breathable mesh uppers
• Anti-bacterial properties in lining helps prevent bacteria and control odor

This is actually a child-sized shoe pictured, but that is what really fit Purple Pack Lady  correctly. I don't have any hesitation in buying a kids' shoe from this company since they are known as a quality brand, no matter what size.

Plus, "The colors go with so many other outfits I have!" If I roll my eyes any harder, I might dislocate an optic nerve.

Recap And Takeaway
  • Purchased from REI: one pair of Merrell Moab kids hiking shoe, $58. While they are available from Amazon for less, I do not have the ability, time or patience to continually order and return shoes until I get a good fit. Besides, as a member of REI, I get a small refund on all my purchases!
  • It's also a sturdy, well-made hiking shoe that is sorta-kinda waterproof, or at least as waterproof as a low-top can be.
  • I'm glad that my friend is happy and getting into buying quality for about the same price as 'pretty'. 
  • Nothing else was purchased this week, but items did arrive that will be reviewed next week!
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NOTE: All items tested were purchased by me. No products have been loaned in exchange for a favorable review. Any items sent to me for T&E will be listed as such. Suck it Feds.

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