You head into the local outdoor store to the boot wall. There’s at least 50 different options. Instant overwhelm. You try and search hiking boots online. Now there’s hundreds of options. More overwhelm. How do we find narrow the options for hiking boots down to… Read More »How to buy hiking boots
Blisters are an awful part of hiking but they don’t have to be. They hurt. They slow you down. They seem to come out of nowhere. What really causes blisters? How can you prevent them so you don’t have to deal with that pain out… Read More »How to Prevent Painful Blisters (and Treat Them Too)
Hiking boots have been around for over 100 years now. Up until the 80s hikers wore hiking boots and that was that. Since the 80s there has been a slow and steady trend to lighter, more flexible hiking footwear. Hikers like Chris Townsend and Andrew… Read More »Hiking Boots vs Shoes: What do you need to hike?
Yes! You can absolutely hike in trail runners. Trail runners work very well for hiking. They are lightweight, comfortable, breathable and less expensive. But there are a couple things to watch out for. We’ll compare trail runners to hiking boots in this article but most… Read More »Can You Hike in Trail Runners?
Some hiking boots are waterproof and some are not. If a boot has a waterproof membrane inside then it should be waterproof for a long time. If a boot is some kind of leather without a waterproof membrane then it will very water resistant. If… Read More »Wet Feet or Not: Are Hiking Boots Waterproof?
Wait. Hiking boots are supposed to get dirty aren’t they? So why are we trying to clean them? First, why you’ll be happy you cleaned your boots and then how to actually clean them. Why clean hiking boots? Boots last longer when you clean them… Read More »How to Clean Hiking Boots
Hiking boots come from the factory with a waterproof coating on the outside. It’s not what makes it actually waterproof but it helps. The coating is DWR or Durable Water Repellency. This is a creme or a spray coating that makes water bead off, kind… Read More »How to Re-waterproof Hiking Boots
Hiking boots are excellent for hiking for their grip, stability and waterproofing. They’re also big, hot and heavy. Many hikers are switching over to smaller and lighter trail running shoes that don’t offer the same stability but are much lighter and more comfortable to wear… Read More »Run, Hike and Scramble in the Tecnica Magma Trail Shoe