Sunday, August 18, 2013

Limmer Mid Weight Hiking Boots Made in Germany by Meindl.

I bought mine back in July of 2010. Like the Limmer light weight boots I bought before these, I wasted no time getting started breaking them in. These took a while longer than the light weights though. Don't get me wrong, the Limmer Lightweight Boot is probably all the boot you will ever need. I still have mine and wear them about one out of every three times I go to the mountain.

After 9 months and hundreds of miles of rugged hiking, my Limmer Mid-weights finally lost the last patch of mill varnish and softened up to a perfect fit. That was just last week. Prior to taking this picture on my hike in the Franklin Mountains today, I scrubbed the boots down and put a coat of Limmer Boot Grease on them. They look good, and fit good too.

The thing I like most about the Limmer midweight boot is the toe box area. I wear liner socks and the Smart Wool Hiking Socks with mine and man, my feet are loving life. If you've ever gone a long distance in tight boots you will appreciate the Limmer mid-weight boots. You only need to get the right size, the right sock combination, and be patient while they're breaking in.  After that it's all good.

UPDATE 12/05/2014 - These boots are still going strong. They broke in good. I had them resoled at Peter Limmer's not too long ago. Got the heavy sole. I'm glued, screwed, and ready to go. They are my favorite boots.

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The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

A deadly viper once bit a hole snipe's hide; But 'twas the viper, not the snipe, that died.

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