Boots are the most important purchase you’ll make, because they will determine how happy your feet are on the trail. Are you tired of getting blisters even though your boots are broken in? Watch Hiking Lady’s video: How to Prevent Blisters!
If you are like me, you might enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as day hiking, backpacking, and trail running. All of these activities are done on trails, but each require different types of footwear. There are several different types of women’s hiking and backpacking boots, as well as trail running shoes, and they vary based on your intended use. What is most important in all purchases is to get the right fit. Seriously… ignore style and fashion and focus on a boot that is comfortable for you!
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
– John Muir
Women’s Water Shoes
Women’s Water Shoes : Water shoes are an excellent addition to a gear closet. You’ll be able to wear these on easy trail hikes, summer hikes to waterfalls and lakes, on kayak and canoe adventures, camping, sight-seeing, you name it. Read more about women’s water shoes.
Women’s Trail Running Shoes
Women’s Trail Running Shoes: Trail running shoes are essentially running shoes, but they’re designed to protect your feet from the many things you’ll encounter on the trail like rocks and pebbles, roots, mud, little burrows, ruts, and more. Generally they have more padding, have a slightly higher cut than a running shoe, and a rugged sole. Read more about women’s trail running shoes.
Women’s Hiking Boots
Women’s Hiking Boots: Are you looking for a pair of women’s boots for light hiking or a backpacking trip where you’ll have a relatively light load? There are quite a range of womens hiking boots, from light hikers for well-maintained trail hiking to sturdier, high top boots for more rugged trails and light backpacking trips. Read more about women’s hiking boots.
Women’s Backpacking Boots
Women’s Backpacking Boots: Backpacking boots are more technical than hiking boots, and have to be able to handle a lot more abuse that you’ll put them through during your outdoor adventures! Backpacking boots have rugged lug soles, Gore-Tex or other waterproofing, and a stiff shank. Read more about women’s backpacking boots.