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Backpacking Boots Vs Shoes
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Are you deciding on what will you use when you go to hike in your next vacation? You might have heard about backpacking boots and you might be wondering if what's the difference in using those compared to your rubber shoes. Let me then make this backpacking boots vs shoes comparison for you.

Footwears for Hiking

1. Rubber Shoes

Let's begin with your rubber shoes. I'm sure you are just thinking of using your ordinary rubber shoes out there because it is more handy. Well, you're right because you are using that when you go jogging in the morning or play basketball with your friends. And it is cool since those shoes are surviving right? They are very lightweight also to your feet so they allow you to move easily.

So if you are saying that rubber shoes are great for jogging and playing basketball, are they not also great for hiking? Well, I hope so. The problem is that, the situation is different when you go jogging compared to when you go hiking. When you are in the mountains, the pathways are so rugged and sometimes they are even muddy. So what if you have to step at those wet grounds? Your feet will be wet and it will just make you walk uncomfortably. When you are hiking, remember that you are also carrying a heavy back pack that adds additional pressure to your shoes. This might let your shoes give up.

2, Backpacking Boots

So how about backpacking boots? Well, the cool thing about backpacking boots is that, they are really made for hiking purposes. Because of that, the design and durability is really for adventure. There are also many brands of backpacking boots so they might differ a bit in some ways. In general though, they can all withstand the challenging situations in the mountains.

Backpacking boots are great in any weather conditions. They keep your feet cool and comfortable by protecting it from the rugged terrain. They are waterproof so you don't have any problem in stepping into those wet and muddy path ways. They are made up of leather and some special technology so they are durable enough for long time walking. They can also withstand the heavy load you are carrying. Moreover, the looks are also more compelling for hiking and adventure appearance.

So what can you say buddy? Do you think you will still wear those rubber shoes if you go for hiking? I hope you think twice and consider using backpacking boots instead. By this, you don't have to worry about your footwear and just enjoy the fun of hiking.


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Caleb R.  

Nice article, I just got into hiking and backpacking and MYOG products. But footwear is something I cannot make.

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