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What are Hiking Boots?

Hiking boots are boots used for hiking or walking on natural trails. They give added traction and support.

What is a Good Pair of Hiking Boots?

A good pair of hiking boots will fit your needs. Hiking boots need not be expensive to be a good pair.

The first step in finding a good pair of hiking boots is to determine your needs. Do you have high or low arches? Will you be hiking at night? If you hike at night, you may want to wear boots with reflective colors. Will you be hiking in wet weather? If you hike in wet weather, you may need waterproof boots.

Once you determine your needs, you can start looking for boots that meet your needs.

It is a good idea to buy hiking boots from a dealer who understands the problems hikers have. An outdoor or camping store would be ideal.

Make sure you try on different sizes, brands, and models. When trying on running shoes, try them on with the types of socks you wear when running.

Types of Hiking Boots?

There are many different types of hiking boots. Some are light weight made for light hiking. Light weight hiking boots are usually made out of synthetic materials. Heavy boots are more durable and supportive to the feet and ankles. Heavy boots are usually made out of leather.

What to look for when Buying Hiking Boots?

Some features to look for are:

  • Waterproof
  • Weight
  • Price
  • Toe groove for crampons,
  • Width of toe box
  • Break-in time
  • Gusseted tongue

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