Jun 25, 2018 - 2:24 AM
in reply to admiral72
>> Can you describe what you mean by proper hiking shoes?
Shoes that are made specifically for hiking. As the article Arno linked to mentions, there are various types. As a minumum, they will be sturdy, support your feet well, have soles designed to provide a good grip on rough ground, gravel, in mud etc, will be weatherproof, breathable, and ideally have ankle support. Usually you need to go to a shop that specialises in outdoor gear to get this type of shoe or boot.
If you google hiking shoes or hiking boots, you will get images of many different brands and types.
Last modified on Jun 25, 2018 - 2:25 AM by Alpenrose666