The Best Day Hiking Boots

The Best Day Hiking BootsMen, women and also dogs enjoy hikes in the local woods or mountains. You might encounter well maintained hiking trails or you may have to deal with the varied terrains of unkempt paths. The best day hiking boots are made from breathable material, should feature soles that prevent slippage in any terrain, and also provide the comfort of all day wear. Protecting the foot from possible harm is another function that day hiking boots must fulfill, and the make of the boot's interior greatly determines its overall functionality and safety.

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Boots - Men's

This is a lightweight day hiking boot that combines comfort with sturdy protection for your feet. What makes this one of the best day hiking boots on the market is the Gore Tex lining that protects the interior of the boot against water, while it still allows for sufficient breathability to prevent sweaty feet, even after a long hike. Since this makes it a boot suitable for all weather hiking, the investment actually saves you money, as you do not need to buy another pair of sturdier hiking boots for rainy days.
A wrap around made from anti debris material prevents pebbles and matter from the trails you might be hiking to enter into your hiking boots, adding to the overall comfort of this boot. Additional heel support provides a bit of extra safety when traversing more treacherous terrain. Rounding out the overall design of this day hiking boot is a rubber sole that offers you a noticeably secure grip on mixed terrains.

La Sportiva STREAM GTX - Women's

The Stream is a mid-cut, lightweight hiking book making it is an excellent choice for day hikes. The weight of 12 ounces makes it a sturdy boot ideal for hiking, although not necessarily for trail running. The boot's mesh upper provides protection while maintaining breathability. This allows for protection from moisture, and you may rely on this footwear for all terrain and all weather hikes.
As you wear this boot, you are sure to notice the 5mm Ortholite Insole that prevents undue interior movement of the foot.

My Busy Dog - Secure Dog Boots Grip

These hiking boots for dogs are excellent when taking man's best friend into rough terrain or on day hikes across sun baked rocks and pebble strewn trails. You most likely remember the number of dogs you encountered the last time you went hiking, but have you stopped to think about the discomfort a dog experiences when touching hot rocks with its paw pads?
The water resistant shoes keep your pet's paws dry and warm, while the tough anti-slip sole provide secure traction on a multitude of terrains. You secure these boots with two adustable velcro straps to ensure a tight fit. Sizes vary from 1 to 8 with a chart to measure your dog's paws for a perfect fit.

Article Written By Sylvia Cochran

Based in the Los Angeles area, Sylvia Cochran is a seasoned freelance writer focusing on home and garden, travel and parenting articles. Her work has appeared in "Families Online Magazine" and assorted print and Internet publications.

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