If you’re looking for trekking shoes you’ve come to the right place. We have field-tested quite a few hiking boots and all sorts of trekking shoes. Our top recommendations are below.
What are you planning to do?
Depending on what you plan to do can change what type of shoe you want or need. For example, a backpacking trip needs a good set of lightweight trekking shoes. On the other hand a backwoods trip with ATV’s and lots of mud requires a totally different shoe. You need to determine what would be best for your application. The recommendations below have a small explanation that you should read before buying.
Our Top Recommendation
You’re probably going to think we’re crazy. However this is a field-tested shoe and they have them for men or women. Also, they’re the most comfortable things ever. We’re talking about Vibram FiveFingers. You know, the shoes with all the toes. Do they look crazy? Absolutely. However, there is a fair amount of science behind them. Vibram has been making soles for shoes for quite some time. People who wear these absolutely love them. We recommend the Kumodo Sport or the KSO shoes for first-time buyers.
Why are they great?
Vibram’s are extremely lightweight and all of the FiveFingers are waterproof trekking shoes. When you need shoes for trekking through multiple types of terrain then this is a great choice. Of course, if you’ll be working around heavy machinery or forging through heavy bush then maybe you’d be better off with a standard hiking boot. However, most people just don’t do that. This is a great shoe for trail running. If you have wide feet then you’ll love these. By the way, this advice is coming from someone with wide feet. Try them and you’ll never go back. Also, one other great feature is that people love to ask you about them. Girls love a guy who’s willing to stand out. You can research the Peacock Effect to find out why this works.
What are some other options for the less daring?
Well again it depends on your needs. Will you be kayaking, running, cycling, or just walking around? If you’re just planning on walking you might consider a pair of TOMS. They’re simple, cheap, comfortable, lightweight, and for every pair bought they donate a pair to a child in need.
If you are looking to do some water sports you could also try Merrell shoes. They actually have all kinds of boots and shoes for many different applications.
How to get a good deal or discount
If you want a great deal then follow this advice. Spend a little extra on higher quality. They will simply last you longer. We’re talking a lot longer! You get whay you pay for so don’t buy any cheap Indian or Chinese knock offs. They’ll crumble at the first sign of hardship. The best thing is to buy directly from the manufacturer if you can. If not you can try buying from a store that has a good and proven return policy or warranty. Nordstroms has the best return policy. They will accept returns on any item in any condition. 10 years old and worn down through the soles, no problem! Thanks for your business.
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