Hiking Lady's Footwear Reviews

In my Hiking Lady Footwear Reviews I put various boots, shoes, and socks to the test. I know how to beat up gear, and as I go on hiking adventures I put to the test new gear! When stuff is great, I let you know, and when it is bad, I also let you know!

Massdrop Fitsok – High Performance Socks at a Low Price

Hiking Lady testing out the Massdrop Fitsoks

Hikers all know how expensive technical socks can be. Smartwool, Injinji, Balega, Wrightsock, and others are typically priced between $10 and $25 PER pair! That sure adds up. Luckily there is a new sock that Massdrop is offering at very low prices – Massdrop Fitsocks. 3 pairs are just $19.99. Some of you may already …

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Sneak Peek: Injinji’s New (Non-Toe) Hiking Socks

Hiking Lady testing the Injinji Liner + Hiker Sock Combo

Hiking Lady readers all know I’m a huge fan of Injinji’s liner socks.  They are the best way to help prevent blisters when your feet are sweaty and working hard on the trail. Injinji is going to launch its own “hiker” sock Fall 2017!  I got a chance to test out a pair, and put …

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First Look: Swiftwick’s Pursuit Hike Socks

Swiftwick Socks

In this era of technical gear and apparel, socks continue to advance along with all of the hiking gadgets we have come to love. In the technical sock world, Swiftwick continues to develop new comfy and functional layers for our feet, and have a new line specifically for hiking: Swiftwick’s Pursuit Hike socks! (Previously, I …

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Which Superfeet to Buy?

Which Superfeet to Buy?

Hiking Lady readers know that I have always been a proponent of using enhanced insoles in your hiking boots. There are numerous enhanced insoles on the market, and the best are considered to be Superfeet. Even podiatrists swear by them (yes, I asked around and Superfeet are considered to be #2 behind crazy expensive custom …

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Garmont Nagevi Review

Garmont Nagevi low top hiking shoes

Garmont has revamped their classic best selling low top hiking shoe, the Nagevi! Garmont Nagevi Review: A light hiking shoe with tough construction . The Nagevi has been one of Garmont’s classic shoe models for many years, and this year’s model was a total redesign. As you can see in the photos below, the older …

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Dachstein Socks

Regular readers of the Hiking Lady website know that I wear either wool or synthetic socks when hiking, never cotton. Why? Because synthetics and wool wick moisture (sweat) away from your foot, which is critical in preventing blisters. Why wool? Wool has a lot of properties that make it ideal for hikers and backpackers: Durability …

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Garmont Women’s Tower Trek Review

Garmont Women's Tower Trek Review

Despite so many women backpacking these days, it is often difficult to find a pair of well designed women's backpacking boots. I've had the chance to review the Garmont Women's Tower Trek, a boot designed specifically for backpacking that is intended to be lightweight and supportive.

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Hiking Boots for Babies

hiking boots for babies

For all of you parents out there, you may have already discovered my new website, Hiking Baby. There you can learn to share your passion for the outdoors with your baby and family! This new site is dedicated to all things related to hiking while pregnant, hiking with young children, and enjoying the outdoors with …

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New & Improved: Injinji Toe Sock Liners

Wearing the new Injinji Toe Sock liners

As Hiking Lady readers know, I love my Injinji toe socks liners. Injinji continues to develop a wide range of toe socks, including my favorite, toe sock liners. I ALWAYS wear liner socks under a bulkier sock in my hiking boots, and I never get blisters. How do toe socks help? The five toe design …

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