The following post is a review of the Ahnu Montara Boot. I received the boots in return for the review. All opinions are my own.
Have I told you yet that I live about a mile from the coffee/yogurt shop??
Yeah. Pretty close.
I can’t describe to you how great it is for me to be close to downtown. Whenever I run, I have sidewalks in every direction. Most of the “townies” put their dogs on leashes or in a gated area so I don’t really have to worry too much about a dog nipping at my heels. When I train my afternoon groups, they can leave my basement and run pretty much anywhere (which makes programming easier). Plus, I can simply walk down to the shop whenever I need to. Which lately has been often.
Walking for me is just about the best form of exercise. Sure – you might not burn a ton of calories or get in uber great shape, but there’s something about getting outside and walking. It doesn’t even have to be fast. I find that I can think more clearly (when I’m by myself) and carry on some of the most precious conversations (when I’m walking with a friend).
Anyway, the walk to the shop has been a form of therapy lately. Since my stress levels are heightened at the moment, I’ll take any chance I can get to reduce them. That little walk helps leaps and bounds. Sometimes I listen to music but 98% of the time, I just walk and try to look up and around and get out of my little head space.
Ahnu Footwear recently sent me these adorable purple hiking boots so I had to take them for a stroll. A hike would have been better (ahem….since they’re hiking boots and all) but I just don’t have time right now to drive into mountains. No matter – the walk down and back was enough for me to get a good feel of the boot.
The Ahnu Montara Boot is a mid-height light weight hiker. This shoe has a Vibram outsole and eVent waterproofing too, meaning you’re covered on muddy, wet hikes and your feet will stay nice and dry! Montara features Ahnu Numentum® HIKE technology engineered to center and guide the foot, promoting a balanced, even stride. And the color! Who doesn’t love purple?!?! They make this old mama feel a little bit stylish.
I’ll take all the help I can get!
QUESTION: Do you own hiking boots? What’s your favorite form of exercise?