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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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get you some cowboy boots





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merrell





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merrell
Trail runners or high boots?






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wheelr
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Trail runners. I'm a fan of La Sportiva.





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Trail runners or high boots?


Something similar to this..



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






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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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those dont protect you from snake bites





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Hil Beehan's





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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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jose canseco
High boots or trail runners, or like the pic above ^^^^ ?






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but a gun will.





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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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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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quote:

Day hiking with just a daypack on? Backpacking carrying a heavy pack?
Both (if carrying a child carrier is considered a "heavy" pack?)







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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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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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