Wore new hiking shoes in the Nature Preserve today. Despite a bit of apprehension, they worked excellently, terms of stability, grip, and cushioning. We even did a bit of off-trail exploring, clambering over rocks, across fallen logs, and up and down a few slopes as part of the testing process. Definitely keepers.
The wind was rather icy, though, so thermal wear was needed, but the sun, deep blue skies, trees, rocks, and vistas were magnificent.
And here are the new boots.