2016 Hiking Shoe Guide

Hiking is more than trekking dirt by placing one foot in front of the other. It’s a test of physical endurance and mental stamina.

It’s also a test of dealing with pain from aching, blistered feet.

However, hikers don’t wear blisters or bunions as badges of honor; they aren’t the equivalent to a wrestler’s cauliflower ear or a cyclist’s farmer’s tan. Instead, such foot ailments are a sign of poor judgment when purchasing a new pair of hiking shoes.

What bikes are to cyclists and cars are to drivers, a pair of shoes is the vehicle that carries hikers where they wish to go. But your tender-skinned paws should worry not, as we’ve compiled a list of seven hiking shoes that’ll treat your feet as you go on your next epic adventure.

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