HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR HIKING BOOTS?
Long or short, summer or winter...Discover our advice in order to select a suitable model.
Your choice of hiking boots will depend on 4 criteria: the terrain on which they will be used, the duration of the outing, the weather forecast and the support.
THE DIFFERENT TERRAINS
Greater comfort and freedom of movement is required when walking across lowland. On the contrary, when mountain hiking, you will also need the support of a warm shoe.
DURATION OF WALKS
The duration of outings is often linked to level:MEDIUM - LONG PERIODS For medium to long periods (over 3 hours) you will require built-in cushioning. SHORT For a short period (less than 3 hours) heel cushioning is adequate.
Some people plan outings dependent on good weather, others are more daring. Which category do you generally fall in?WATERPROOFING If you are hiking in all weather, you will require waterproofing BREATHABILITY If you only hike in good weather, you will require breathability.
Dependent on ankle strength, you should choose boots with a high upper for better support, or low upper if you prefer freedom of movement.