What’s the worst that could happen to you when you’re walking down a busy street? You might bump into someone and spill their coffee which can be embarrassing but you can always make it up to them and buy them a new one. You could also step into a puddle and get your shoes dirty which ruins your outfit so that’s not very nice either. But if there’s one thing that you absolutely don’t want to ever happen to you is to get your feet hurt when you’re a hundred miles away from civilisation.
Going on a hike can be an amazing and very gratifying experience but if you end up getting hurt out there, your trip can get ruined and without immediate medical attention, you’re at the risk of getting an infection. There are plenty of things that you don’t want to step on out there but they’re almost impossible to avoid too. So how do you go about keeping yourself safe from these things? You go wearing hiking boots instead of those joggers you wear to your morning runs when you manage to get yourself to go on them.
There are many sharp rocks that you’ll be stepping on and even if your shoe’s sole is keeping them from cutting into your feet, they can still make your feet feel sore with pain. With the proper hiking boots, you won’t feel any fatigue from these rocks at all. Another thing you can’t compromise on when you’re hiking is the grip your feet have on the ground. Good quality hiking boots are designed in a way that they keep your feet firmly planted on any surface you may step on while keeping your feet dry if you accidentally step into a puddle.