Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hiking boots: Don’t just grab your shoe size

Perhaps the quickest way to ruin your hike is to buy hiking boots simply because they come in your shoe size. While there’s an off chance that they might work well, you’ll find a better fitting boot if you take your time and follow a few guidelines to ensure they’re best for you. Among the considerations are the boot’s weight, size and waterproofing.

In addition, if buying hiking boots for kids, the shape of their developing feet requires special considerations. And last but not least, you’ll want to follow some simple rules when picking up socks to go with your new boots.

The following articles can help you make the best decision when purchasing footwear for a hike:
Guidelines for purchasing hiking boots
Buying hiking boots for children
Hiking boot weight
Hiking boot sizes
Signs that hiking boots don’t fit
Ways hiking boots come waterproofed
Guidelines for purchasing hiking socks

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