"For every mile that you walk, you extend your life by 21 mins."
photo - John Merrill on the summit of Stake Pass, on the Cumbria Way - May 2022.
MY OLD BOOTS
- so far I have worn out 135 pairs of boots, walking 225,000 miles. The boots are usually worn out around the heel inside or the heel outside. The following pictures are just a fragment of my boots. I keep them in a shed and most have a label on saying what they have done. They are like close friends and I hate parting with them! The traditional heavy weight boot would last 6 months but todays lightweight boots last 2 to 3 months and I wear out three pairs a year.
New boots - first pair for 2019.
My last pair in 2018, after 1,500 miles. Including twice to Mont St. Michel - 500 miles.
Among the walks worn - Seville to Santiago de Compostella - 750 miles.
General walk boots in Britain, covering 1,100 miles.