“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose” said Dr. Suess. As a person who loves to venture out outdoors and travel, I understand the importance of comfort and quality in the shoes that I choose for a particular occasion.
When I come across a great product or a company that seems to continuously produce great quality merchandise, I like to give them a shout out.
I bought a pair of Salomon hiking boots right after graduating from college as a gift to myself. I don’t even know what the model is. I can tell you though, I trekked a lot of miles in them around Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, and the US—traveling, hiking, camping, fishing, and working outside. They are my faithful companions that carried me all year round in every season in different parts of the world for almost two decades and are still going strong.
About ten years ago a second pare of Salomons came into my life—not too long after my wife and I got married. No, I am not talking about her shoes. I will let her tell you about her shoes on her own blog. These are lighter hiking shoes that I wear during warmer months. They are ideal for day-to-day activities from shorter hikes and camping trips to casual adventures around town.
When I began to run trails last year, guess what was the first brand I took a look at in my search for trail running shoes? You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure this out, which the purpose of this is not to challenge your intellect. On the second thought, it may not be a bad idea to include a Sudoku puzzle in my next post.
Salomon X-Mission 3 trail running shoes was my choice. The choice of the brand was motivated by years of great experience with my other footwear by this brand. To be completely honest, the choice of the model was mostly influenced by finances I had available at the time. Thanks to bargain deals at Sierra Trading Post I became a proud owner of my third pair of Salomon shoes. I get a little emotional talking about the latter as they helped me to endure and finish my first 50k trail running event (you can read more about that in the previous blog).
And so is the story of my three amigos. No matter where the journey takes me, at least I can be confident in my shoes. I have brains in my head. I have feet in my shoes. I can steer myself any direction I choose!