Hiking Boots and Outdoor Footwear

Hiking Boots and Outdoor Footwear

Choosing the correct footwear when walking or hiking is extremely important. You need to make sure your feet and ankles are fully supported, whilst having the right amount of grip. Below is a guide to different types of footwear for your next hiking or camping adventure!

Hiking Boots - Hiking boots are great for a range of different situations and terrains. Whether you on planning on going for a short walk or a long hike, they offer all round support, comfort and grip. There are a wide selection of walking and hiking boots available to buy whatever your budget. It's always a good idea to take the weight of the boot into consideration. Heavy, chunky boots may be more durable, but on long walks lighter boots will be more beneficial to help you conserve your energy.

Walking Shoes - If you're not going to be walking on lots of uneven terrain then walking shoes may be for you. Similar to hiking boots they aren't quite as versatile but offer comfort and grip for long distance walking. Best of all they're light, so they won't tire you out so quickly.

Snow Boots - If you're planning on walking in snow then snow boots are the perfect choice. They offer plenty of grip on the snow and ice, as well as keeping your feet warm and dry. They also help spread the weight more evenly so you don't use up all your energy sinking into the snow.

Wellingtons - Wellington boots aren't ideal for long distance walking, but are especially useful if it's very wet or muddy. Wellingtons come in an array of different styles and designs, so you're sure to find a pair to suit your taste!

Socks - Wearing the right pair of socks is just as important as picking the right boots. You should wear socks that allow your boots to fit properly, whilst keeping your feet warm but dry. Special walking socks allow your feet to breathe whilst keeping those toes nice and warm in winter, but cool in summer.

Sandals - Needless to say sandals aren't appropriate for long hikes or walks! However, around the campsite they are extremely useful for slipping on and off when going in and out of your tent. They also save you from going barefoot and stepping on anything painful!

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