Thanks to Bill for bringing in this pair of hiking boot today. This is a great boot if you have a narrow, deep foot. Vasque is for a narrow shallow foot, whereas LaSportiva is for those feet having slightly more volume with a narrow width.
This is a sturdy hiking boot good for variable terrain including lots of hills. It also cinches up tight for narrower ankles.This boot can be found at REI and several other retailers for around $180.
Hmm, I have therapy-corrected bilateral z-skew clubfeet with varus ankles. In recent years I had to return to bracing for a while but have been out of them for maybe 3 years now and one of my ankles is beginning to fold on me a little bit again, causing just a few falls. Seeing this photo makes me wonder if a light weight hiking boot might provide just enough added support to avoid gauntlet or arizona braces again for a while longer while doing my at home PT.
Do people ever successfully use light weight hiking boots for the kind of ankle support that my childhood high top orthotic shoes provided?
Don’t worry, I know that your reply does not replace advice from orthopedic surgeon and I should not imagine that someone unfamiliar with my feet would give specific advice. I’m just wondering if it might be worth buying a pair and seeing if they work for a while before getting to the point where i need to return to braces.