Finding a good pair of mens hiking boots can be a hard time. Especially nowadays, when there are a lot of different types offered in the market. In this article I will focus and give you some advice and tips about how to choose a good mens hiking boots for the purpose of hiking in the nature as well as everyday use.
So, what do I mean about a good mens hiking boots? First, very important factor is the price, but as those boots are meant to protect your feet from injuries and ensure if the hike will be enjoyable or a suffering, I would leave the price aside for a moment and concentrate on the purposes and the functionality that those mens hiking boots are meant for.
The first and a very crucial purpose of wearing a hiking boots is to support your ankle. So, if you intend to hike a mountains or a rough terrain you should look for a high boots as those provide the best support for the ankle. If your intention is hiking a countryside or an easy terrain you can look for a middle or a low hiking boots as those give your feet more flexibility. I personally prefer a middle-high mens hiking boots as those give me enough flexibility and protection as well. For those who suffer from an ankle problems or a chronic sprain my advice is: don’t take chances and go for a high mens hiking boots!
Second thing you should keep in mind when choosing a suitable mens hiking boots is whether you go for a waterproof or a non waterproof ones. The non waterproof type are usually lighter and the air circulation in the boot is much better than in a waterproof ones. So if you are planning to hike in an arid climate, the non waterproof boots probably would be a better choice, but, many people, and I am among of them, don’t buy boots just for a one hike, and this is where also the price factor comes in. The waterproof hiking shoes not just give you the protection from water but also they are much longer lasting. Also, nowadays usually the waterproof shoes are a mixture of a waterproof materials with a breathable ones that allow an air circulation and a waterproof at the same time. One more thing you may consider, that a waterproof shoes usually provide you a better protection from dry shrubs, insects…etc.
The third thing, when you are considering to purchase a mens hiking boots. It is important to take at least one size bigger than you usually wear because, first you don’t want to suffer from a jock itches during your hike, especially if it’s a couple of days hike and second you may want to wear a second pair of socks.
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