If you are buying a new pair of hiking boots, here are some tips what to look for.
1 Perfect fit
You’re going to spend hours on your feet in these boots, burdened by a backpack and climbing up and down the hills, so a good fit is crucial.
2 Different outsoles are designed to be used in different conditions
Some hiking boots offer better grip in mud, others on rock, so first think well where you’ll be walking most and then decide for suitable boots.
3 Ankle height depends on personal preference
Mid-height boots are less restrictive and weight less, but they offer less support than higher boots. The heavier your backpack and the more uneven the terrain, the more you’ll need higher ankle.
4 Boots should be waterproof
A lot of people rely on a Gore-Tex membrane, but there are other similar proprietary lining available, to keep out the wet. Regular cleaning will help them repel water and remain breathable.