I recently received the sad news that I would have to retire my hiking boots that I've had for 15 years.
While hiking in rainy Iceland, my right foot constantly marinated in a pool of water which collected under the toes.
On close inspection, I realized that the sole was separating from the boot.
Even my dad's mad skills with gorilla glue and duct tape couldn't save them.
I have recently replaced them with these.
I sure hope they last another 15 years.
RIP dear boots, you will be missed.