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Journeys : Apr May 2012
In Tasmania today Walking! There are so many ways to do it – tough, with a load on your back. Easy, tripping down to the shops. Breezy, on a beach. Cold, in the snow. However and wherever you walk, your footwear needs to be comfor table and appropriate for the task. The Keen Siskiyou mid-height boots that I’ve been tr ialling over the last few months have had quite a work-out. (Google tells me that Siskiyou is a county in California). Their first jaunt was on a four-day bushwalk on the South Coast – deep mud, river crossings, wading through surf and more deep mud. It’s not quite what mid-weight boots are made for, but they were perfect – firm, supportive and comfortable. Back home, I hosed off the mud and salt, stuffed them with newspaper and put them out to dry. Good as new. Soon after, the boots took flight, spending 26 hours under the seat in front on a marathon flight to Europe. On the ground at last, they stomped through Swiss snow, wandered along cobbled Viennese side-streets, sashayed up and dow n the aisles of high-speed trains and tr udged on rocky alpine paths. Their most recent outing was to Bruny Island’s Slide Track – it’s leech heaven. Even the br iefest stop saw dozens of them galloping over the ground, wr iggling onto my boots, looping onwards and upwards, going for the home run to find bare flesh. Next day, as well as scratching the itching bites, I was still picking leech corpses out of my socks. Like many Keen products, mine feature the well-protected toe that’s a hallmark of the brand. You’ll find the distinctive toe-roll on most Keen footwear, from their Mary Jane women’s shoes to the most rugged outdoor boots. It’s particularly good on sandals, safeguarding the toes from stubs, scrapes and scratches, while still keeping your feet cool. As well as a full Keen range, Passion8 stocks a wide variety of travel and adventure clothing and equipment. The people who ser ve you are all experienced travellers and enthusiastic walkers. Next time you’re in the shop, check their footwear – you’ll probably spot a pair of Keen toes. So, are you ready boots? Start walking! Chris Viney These boots are made for ... 119 Elizabeth St, Hobart Ph: 03 6231 0882 www.passion8.net.au Sharing our knowledge, knowledge gained from experience Passion8 Hobart has the largest range of Keen Footwear in Australia Insurance that understands Tasmanians? Solved. We know Tasmanians prefer face-to-face service. Deal directly with a Tasmanian. Visit your local branch or call 13 27 22. We know Tasmanians don’t like being left out in the cold. And RACT customers never will be. We have seven branches statewide with personal service from local staff who understand local conditions. Which means all your policy and claims enquiries are processed fast. And, as always, you can contact our call centre or go online at ract.com.au RACT Insurance Pty Ltd, ABN 96 068 167 804, is the insurer of this policy. To decide if it is right for you, please carefully read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement, which is available from your nearest RACT branch or by calling 13 27 22. Use of the Rubik’s cube® is by permission of Seven Towns Ltd. 0690_248x183_24.02_Face to face service.indd 1 29/02/12 3:36 PM April / May 2012 41
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