Re: Ultimate DG shoe?
I have owned K-Swiss shoes before and they have excelent toe and sole durability off of concrete tees but after a couple months the sole was flat (still perfect for concrete tees) but completely useless on dirt teeboxes and wet days.
My friend has used a pair of flat bottom addidas (skateboarding type shoes) that have lasted over two years of constant use on concrete boxes which leads me to believe that this type of shoe is the most durable (maybe even the best) type of shoe for dry days/dry concrete boxes.
I have also owned Columbia trail shoes and they were great at first until the concrete teeboxes nawwed the traction off the bottom (less than three months). Now some of the sole has even ripped off.
Don't get me wrong. I think the traction/waterproofing of the hiking shoes is perfect but within a mater of months the concrete teeboxes rip the traction of the bottom.
I guess to be even more specific than my first question, is it unreasonable/dreaming to think that there is a shoe that would be the perfect combination of the two, meaning the durability of a thick flatbottom, heavily rubbered toe shoe and the waterproof, traction of a hiking shoe?