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meeple
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Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
Anyone who has been hiking, what do you wear? I want something with support, but cannot think of lugging around some clunky high-top boots.

ETA: What do the OT hikers think of hiking with trail runners?
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Walt OReilly
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re: Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
get you some cowboy boots


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tennessee391
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re: Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
merrell


meeple
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re: Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
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merrell
Trail runners or high boots?


wheelr
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re: Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
Trail runners. I'm a fan of La Sportiva.


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tennessee391
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re: Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
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Trail runners or high boots?


Something similar to this..

Image: http://img.wolverineworldwide.com/is/image/WolverineWorldWide/MRL-W86595-06.psd?op_usm=0.5,1&wid=1000&hei=1040&qlt=70&fmt=jpg&extend=0,0,0,0 width=300


I have actual boots too but don't see the need for them in most cases.


jose canseco
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re: Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
Merrell. Just went to rockies mountains last week and have not hiked a trail in years. Bought some merrell in Colorado and went on a 9 mile hike immediately after. After 5 hours, no blisters. Highly recommend them and I am no means an outdoorsman.


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re: Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
those dont protect you from snake bites


Lester Earl
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re: Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
Hil Beehan's


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lsunurse
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re: Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
Depends on what kind of hiking you ate doing? Day hiking with just a daypack on? Backpacking carrying a heavy pack?


My day hikers are Merrells and I love them. They are not clunky high top boots either
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meeple
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jose canseco
High boots or trail runners, or like the pic above ^^^^ ?


tennessee391
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but a gun will.


lsunurse
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re: Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
Tenn my Merrells looks very similar to those. They are the waterproof kind.


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snakes quicker than you drawing your gun


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foshizzle
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re: Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
Depends on the kind of hiking you're doing. If you're just walking on a flat trail with a daypack, trail runners should be perfectly fine.

If the trail is rocky and/or muddy, you will appreciate the ankle support of lightweight waterproof boots.

If you are doing a multiday backpacking trip you already have a well-worn pair of heavy-duty boots you trust. I bought mine in 2005 and plan to bronze them when they're finally done.


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meeple
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re: Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
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Day hiking with just a daypack on? Backpacking carrying a heavy pack?
Both (if carrying a child carrier is considered a "heavy" pack?)



lsunurse
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re: Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
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Both (if carrying a child carrier is considered a "heavy" pack?)




I would say so. If you are carrying a heavy pack you need more support on your feet. So the high top boots you don't like are gonna be more what you want.


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Get them in black and wear them to church also.
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wheelr
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re: Shoes (boots?) to wear hiking
You don't need high top boots unless you are into alpine mountaineering.

Waterproof shoes hold water a lot longer than lightweight breathable runners if they get wet inside.

These are very popular. I have many miles of rough rocky terrain on mine.
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