With an upcoming hiking and climbing trip to Italy I decided to get new boots as my old trusty boots was starting to fall apart 😦
When I brought home my new boots I wanted to throw away my old ones as I try to live by this mantra “new in, old out” but looking at my old boots I realised they were more than boots to me now after serving me since 2003 when a dear friend found them on sale in the BX at K-town army base in southern Germany.
Since those first careful steps in Germany they have carried me across volcanoes, though bog’s and up and down countless hills and mountains in Denmark, Italy, Hawaii, Turkey, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Austria, England and of course Scotland.
So many memories I have of these boots and one will always stand out when I still can see the stains on the once “white” leather from the time my right foot sank knee deep into a bog on Ben Vane 😀
So those new boots have big “shoes” to fill and I can only hope they are up for the job!
Cheers Raichle Yatna Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots, you served me well, RIP 🙂