Posted by happycowgirl at 04/30/12 19:42:58One note of caution, have you done long hikes in actual hiking boots before? It's personal preference, but I've found that typical hiking boots - u know, the ones that come just above your ankles and are heavy and chunky - are horrible for hiking. They rub and chaf around my lower leg. They weigh a lot which can slow you down on a long hike. If you have good ankles, go with vegan trail runner gym shoes like above. If u don't think they're durable enough, get 2 pairs.
If you have weak ankles like me, these are the "hiking" boots I wear:
Not only are they great on trails, you can wear them long after your hike is over. They go with just about everything.