“Truth be told, I’m much more comfortable in a pair of hiking boots or with a rack of climbing gear than in front of a laptop.” – Mark Udall
“You need special shoes for hiking, and a bit of a special soul as well.” – Emme Woodhull-Bäche
“Fresh Air and Muddy Boots, make everything better.”
“Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.” – Ryunosuke Satoro
“You can shake the sand from your shoes, but not from your soul.”
“It had nothing to do with gear or footwear or the backpacking fads or philosophies of any particular era or even with getting from point A to point B.
It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way.”