Back Trek Hacks: How to choose your trekking shoes

Trek Hacks: How to choose your trekking shoes

Trek: Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek

The first thing before planning for a trek must always be Trekking Shoes. We all know buying trekking shoes is tedious task these days. With a variety of brands booming in the market and many options available it confuses us. It is difficult to find one authentic brand for all types of trekkers. To make your search for an Ideal Trekking Shoe, we have come to your rescue. Our Trek Leader Joslyn has tried to explain every detail of a trekking shoe, its importance and which brand offers the best. You can watch the video guide here:

1. Preferably select high ankle shoes. They prevent ankle injuries. They provide stability while walking on rocks or while descending.

2. The important parts to look for while selecting the shoes must be,

3. Be aware of shops that sell the first copy of many branded shoes.

4. Usually, a combination of Goretex Waterproof membrane, Aptonia/Ortholite insoles and Vibram soles are considered the best. But these are expensive too. If you are frequent trekker and feel the worth in investing in these then shoes you must.

5. Else there are other shoes of the lower price range for less frequent trekkers.

6. The fit of the shoe: Always buy a shoe +1 of your foot size. After walking for long hours feet tend to swell and it needs the extra space. Also with 1-2 layers of wollen socks on cold days also suffice the need.

7. If possible get used to the shoes before bringing them on the actual trek by using for 2-3 hours of a short hike.