Boots made for walkin’

My new hiking boots have arrived:

I will name them Jed.

I love them more than is seemly for a collection of rubber and leather and nylon. And I paid more than is seemly, too. But they'll keep my feets safe on the Rocky Mountain hiking trip in July. They got the highest marks ever from Backpacker magazine, so in Backpacker I trust.

And they have new shoe smell. Mmmmm….