Planning to go to hiking, boots are the most important thing to buy. Hiking boots have different importance because they can make your trip successful or can ruin it completely.
So you have to be a little conscious before buying boots for your trail. Yes I know it is a bit complicated but choosing the right one can make your day.
Buying the hiking boots looks or attractive fancy features does not matter, what matter it the durability, comfort, resistance to water and strength. Here is the elaborated guide for you before buying those shoes.
- Go for quality:
Hiking is a tough hobby needs a tough, durable and quality wear. Hiking boots are expensive to buy, but they are worth their money because if you go for some cheap ones, they will ruin the whole trip for you.
- Check whether they are water resistant or not:
Tracking near lakes or streams or in some tropical area, you may need water-resistant boots. But they can be miserably bad in the warm climate because of the water-resistant lining in the shoes, they make your feet sweat and can cause blisters.
- Mid-cut or low-cut:
It entirely depends on the weight you are carrying, if the backpack is less than 30 pounds, you should go for low cut boots, but it also depends on your choice, some people like having mid-cut shoes, which are little above the ankle but if your load is more than 30 pounds, go for the full boots. Because it gives stability to the body to carry that weight.
- Accurate size:
If you are buying boots for wide feet, make sure to get the accurate size. The bigger or smaller size will make your journey miserable. Get satisfied with the size, before buying them.
Type of boots:
Select the type of boot according to land you want to hike one and the stuff you are carrying with you. Because having extra weight on your feet will make your exhaust at the end of the day.
If your hiking is all about light backpacking or day hiking aggressively, then the rough trail is your thing to consider. These shoes have ankle-high length and protect the feet from the rugged surface or the stones. The shoes are made of leather or split grain leather. It has a porous layer, feasible for desert hiking.
If you are carrying less stuff and trail is not that difficult to hike then these are the best choice for you. These are the low cut boots, made of a combination of leather or split leather with multiple seams. So you might need to get some water-proof material if the water-proof lining is not available. These are stable and stiffer boots than some regular walking shoes.
If the track is all mushy and full of hurdles, these are the best option for you. These shoes can be best for long trips with heavy load backpacks. It gives stability to your feet and protects them from rough terrain and weight you are carrying. They are water-proof and durable because they are made of purely leather with a minimum seam.