when adventuring outdoors, it’s important to consider weather conditions. hope for the best, prepare for the worst. years ago as i was preparing for a 3 week journey trekking through Ireland and Scotland, i knew that a new pair of Goretex hikers were in order. Ireland and Scotland exemplify the word “green”, because they also exemplify the word “rain”. and i was going to be ready for it, with my new pair of Salomon XA Pro Trail Runners.