Hiking is a great way to spend time with your family and friends. You can even sneak in a healthy dose of exercise, while you experience the stunning fall scenery. It's Stacy! Today I'm going to give you a few tips for choosing the perfect boot to make any hike seem like a walk in the park.
Number one: Fit
- Your foot needs feel to snug in your boot. A poor fitting boot will cause blisters and could potentially lead to more painful injuries such as a roll or sprained ankle, or even worse.
Number Two: Hiking Type & Length
- If you're doing mostly day trips with the family
, then light hiking boots may be a good option
. If you're into weekend backpacking trips, then you'll need a hiking boot with a stiffer sole and a higher cut to support your ankles. in uneven terrain.
Number Three: Keep Your Feet Dry
- Nobody likes walking in wet shoes. This goes triple for hiking. Wet feet not only cause blisters, but they provide an environment for fungus growth, which could potentially lead to a medical emergency. Dry feet are happy feet. Choose a quality water-resistant leather and waterproof breathable lining, such as gortex. And you might save yourself a trip to the podiatrist. Hiking is a fun and beautiful way to spend your time in the great outdoors. Being prepared with proper footwear will only add to the experience. Now get outside and enjoy the scenary.
Remember, treat your feet right and they'll treat you right. Thanks for reading. I'm Stacy. See you next time. Don't forget to fill out the form below!