1. A few weeks ago, I went hiking with one of my friends. I went to get my hiking boots out of the cupboard, but they'd been in there for so long the soles had actually disintegrated. 🙁
  2. Instead, I wore my sneakers. And as I was merrily strolling along, I rolled my ankle and couldn't walk for a couple of weeks.
    Ironically, at the very moment my ankle decided to shit itself, I had been thinking that I really should replace my hiking boots. But it's been years since I've shopped for them. There's so many to choose from!
  3. So, this is a shoutout to all the hikers on @list - what hiking boots do you wear? What are your favorite brands? Any tips for buying?
  4. Go 👇
  5. I have a decent pair made by Coleman. I bought them because they were on clearance for $12, but they've held up well and I fixed them with marine sealant recently and they are like new now.
    Most people I've talked to recently think Merrell is a great, dependable brand too.
    Suggested by @jennifergster
  6. They're technically more Equestrian than Hiking but I ❤️ my Ariat boots. Have worn them for long walks in forests/mountains etc. Great support/warmth/waterproofness 👍🏻👍🏻
    Suggested by @ellaellakennedy
  7. Seek comfort and, if regularly encountering damp wet conditions, water resistant.
    Suggested by @andersun
  8. I actually don't wear boots (like many long distance hikers nowadays) and wear trail runners. I love my Brooks Cascadias!!
    Suggested by @liamduncandonuts
  9. Did we mention comfort and a good fit?
    Suggested by @andersun