What’s Next?

“This is the part that I never anticipated: the boots have taken on a life of their own. They’ve just worked magic with people,” says M’Lynn. “I’d like to see Paul’s boots continue to be an inspiration, continue to get people off the couch and out into the fresh air and paying attention to what they’re doing with their lives.”

Paul’s boots have now covered all 2,189-miles of the AT. All three pairs have summited Katahdin. Now, we’ve got quite the collection of size 13 hiking boots at the office. And we agree with M’Lynn: we think it would be a shame to let them sit in the corner and collect dust.

For our third and final episode on the Paul’s Boots project, we bring you the story of thru-hiker Alex Newlon, who carried a pair of boots the entire length of the AT, and we have one last ask for you:

Where do these boots go next?

Email ideas to boots@ducttapethenbeer.com


Watch the full Paul’s Boots film.

Listen to the first Paul’s Boots episode and the Update from the Trail episode.

Music: If Walls Could Talk by Jacob Bain & Nis Kotto    •    Original Scores by Amy Stolzenbach    •    Wake Me Up by Publish the Quest

Tracks provided with permission from the artists.


2 Comments on “What’s Next?

  1.  by  Chris ( Doc )

    Hi All,

    The story ,and short film touched me so much, just the fact so many people would help see this through to the end for M’Lynn, so that John’s spirit could achieve what his body couldn’t, brought a smile to my face and a and tear to my eye’s.
    Sometimes we humans can do things that are truly amazing.
    As to what , and where to now for John’s boots’, well how about getting all three pairs bronzed, then place a pair at the trails start, middle, and end 🙂
    Inspiring all that follow.

  2.  by  Andy

    Great story. Paul’s boots should obviously go for the Triple Crown.

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