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3/13/2020 3:15 AM
 

Going to Yosemite in a few weeks and I have no idea what kind of boots to buy.

I do not hike frequently unless I'm traveling and do quick 3 - 4 hour hikes and standard gym shoes have always done the trick. But it'll potentially be snowy so I'm lost on what to purchase.

I don't want to buy a cheap pair and be in agony but I'd prefer not to spend over $150 if I can help it.

Any suggestions are appreciated!


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3/13/2020 2:53 PM
 

That sounds like a great adventure!  The problem is that boot fitting is an art rather than a science--your footstrike (i.e. whether you pronate or supinate) and your foot structure (e.g. arch height, heel/forefoot width) will determine which boots will work for you.  (Complicating matters is that there is no industry standard for sizing--some companies tend to run large or vice versa.)

I think the standard advice would be to visit a reputable boot seller (preferably late in the day, since your foot size can increase considerably over time) and simply try on a lot of boots.  Ideally, you'll be able to purchase well in advance of your trip in order to get the boots broken in and to be able locate any problem areas you might need to address if you're going long distance under load.  You might also consider starting off with an orthotic insert (e.g. Superfit) since most of the OEM inserts are junk to begin with.

Otherwise, I wouldn't go for a bargain basement boot, but don't feel as if you have to pay top dollar for the highest end model either--especially if you're a young guy, since your feet will have a lot more give than those of an older hiker like myself.

 

 

 

 
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3/28/2020 8:03 PM
 
CreationBear wrote:

That sounds like a great adventure!  The problem is that boot fitting is an art rather than a science--your footstrike (i.e. whether you pronate or supinate) and your foot structure (e.g. arch height, heel/forefoot width) will determine which boots will work for you.  (Complicating matters is that there is no industry standard for sizing--some companies tend to run large or vice versa.)

I think the standard advice would be to visit a reputable boot seller (preferably late in the day, since your foot size can increase considerably over time) and simply try on a lot of boots.  Ideally, you'll be able to purchase well in advance of your trip in order to get the boots broken in and to be able locate any problem areas you might need to address if you're going long distance under load.  You might also consider starting off with an orthotic insert (e.g. Superfit) since most of the OEM inserts are junk to begin with.

Otherwise, I wouldn't go for a bargain basement boot, but don't feel as if you have to pay top dollar for the highest end model either--especially if you're a young guy, since your feet will have a lot more give than those of an older hiker like myself.

 

This 100%. I went to our local hiking store (not a chain) and asked for their advice, we tried on a bunch of boots that met my needs for the terrain and intended uses. 

 

 

 

 

 
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