« Thread started on: May 24th, 2017, 4:39pm »
dang that pavement is brutal! it's not just the paved surface, but the slope that it has for runoff that creates uneven wear and can mess up your gait. It seems most henro's boots/shoes are completely shot by Matsuyama. I met quite a few people who re-shod there. If you have giant galooty gaijin feet, your choices will be extremely limited.
If I ever do it again I am going to ship myself a new pair of boots to have waiting at Sen Guesthouse (I'm guessing they would be willing to hold them for arrival, they are SO helpful in every way! but ask first).
I wore waterproof Keenes: women's Durand mid waterproof. I was happy with them until they were too worn out to continue. Injinji 5 toe sock liners kept me blister free the entire way.