Backcountry wisdom

Creating Shoe Tread Images

This can be done at home (preferred option) or at the trailhead leaving the data card in car. Straight-on shots with a flash are useless due to low contrast. Turn off the flash and use side light (daylight) or another broad-but-directional light source; include a ruler in your photo if possible". Re-take the image as the sole wears over the life of the footwear; like a human face, the sole changes with time.

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