Choosing Men's Hiking Boots: What to Look for
What to look for in hiking boots is listed below. Examine the boot's outside, paying close attention to the sole and the type of traction it has. Make sure your foot is snug in the hiking boot when you try it on, but your toes should still be able to move freely. Your feet will quickly start to perspire if the boots are too tight, and the boot won't be able to quickly release the moisture. I don't mean that your foot should move around when I say that you should be able to wiggle your toes. You will almost certainly develop some painful blisters if your foot even moves the slightest bit.
Particular attention should be paid to the arch support when trying on the men's hiking boots. How does the pressure point feel on the ball of your foot? The boot might feel great at first, but if the pressure points are off, you'll start to feel pain after just a few minutes of hiking. If you are new to this sport, I advise you to compare three or four pairs and choose the lightest pair of the group. You can then choose the heavier, more durable boot as you gain more experience.
When I first started out, I made the mistake of buying a really good pair of very expensive boots, and I quickly realized that the weight was too much to carry. When you first begin, you should be quick on your feet. You'll notice that you can manage the heavier men's hiking boots as you become accustomed to them and begin to tackle the more difficult trails. One brand that comes to mind is Lowa, who makes hiking boots for beginners that are relatively light and pay close attention to the arch. There are many excellent brands available, so I don't want to steer you toward one in particular, but their boot is a good one to compare with.
In conclusion, you should:
1. Opt for a lightweight ( if your new )