13 October 2018
Ever wondered if the boots you’ve packed for your next hiking trip are just right for the task at hand? Worry no more with these handy suggestions from our experts.
What type of boots is best for an extended trek in the Peruvian Andes?
When it comes to boots, there’s a wide range of choices based on the type and intensity of the hike you’re planning on doing. Look for good quality backpacking boots when you shop fortrekking or hiking footwear.
Backpacking boots designed to carry heavier loads on multiday trips are the best option. The high cut wraps around the ankle to provide support. They also offer extra durability.
Since you’ll be walking for long distances on your trek aroundMount Ausangate, this is the type of boots you should bring with you.
What to look for when you’re trying on new backpackingboots.
You’ll wear your boots for long periods of time, so take your time trying them on at the store, with the help of aknowledgeable store assistant.
As a good rule of thumb, backpacking boots should feel snug all around your foot, without any tightness. They should giveyou enough room up front to freely wiggle your toes.
If possible, try them on at the end of the day when your feet are more swollen from the day’s walking, and wear the type of socks that you’ll be bringing to hike in.
When buying boots, know your shoe size and give them a good tryout
This may seem like a given, but it’s really important for you to accurately know your shoe size when buying boots.