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Being in the mountains give people a sense of satisfaction as they leave behind the city noise, pollution, and their monotonous routine. Maybe this is why more and more people are opting for adventure sports like trekking and trekking. While trekking is fun, it is important to take care of your feet as you’ll walk a lot. This is why we, at Decathlon, design comfortable shoes for trekkers like you to make the most of your trekking.
How to choose the best trekking shoes?
The field of practice: When you’re trekking in the mountains, you need a pair of shoes that will provide you support at the ankle. Therefore, buy shoes that support your ankle. The Duration: If your hike is less than 3 hours, shoes with heel cushioning will suffice you. For trekking for over 3 hours, you’ll need shoes that offer full cushioning. Support: Depending on the fragility of your ankles, you can choose a high-stemmed shoe for better support, or low-stem if you prefer the freedom of movement. Weather Conditions: There are different ways to categorize the shoe-wear that works for each weather condition. Whether you're into sunny days only, or out to enjoy nature regardless of conditions, consider these features:
For snow or rain, ensure you are looking at shoes that are waterproof shoes to eliminate the chances of getting feet wet mid-hike.
If you hike in good weather conditions (sunny skies, warm), be sure to look for breathability. For all-weather types of conditions, seek impermeability.
Some of the features that our Trekking shoes provide are:
Durability: Our trekking boots are made with highly durable materials and assemblies, this is why it will go with you for the long run.
Waterproof: Our shoes are made of a waterproof and breathable membrane for all-round use in all the conditions.
Grip: Our trekking shoes are made of CROSS CONTACT sole for a better grip and traction on hard and wet ground.
Foot Motion: Our shoes are made of a flexible sole that supports the motion of the foot – ideal for easy terrain.
Weight: Our shoes are light in weight so the shoes don’t weigh you down.
Cushioning: Our shoes are made of durable and high-performance PU midsole to provide you with great cushioning.
Fit: Our shoes come with 2 upper hooks and 1 blocker hook for properly supporting the ankle.
Head to your nearest Decathlon store or buy the best trekking shoes online!
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q1. Which shoes are best for trekking?
"For Trekking shoe, we need to look after a few functionalities like 1) whose sole is durable enough to handle the rough and rocky terrains and which has the toe and heel guard to protect from the rocks and boulders. 2) Waterproof with the help of Durable Water Repellent coating or membrane. 3) High ankle to help and support ankle from twisting and major injuries because one has to walk on uneven trails for a longer period of time. 4) Good in cushioning so one can get comfort from inside.
Q2. How to choose socks for trekking?
"One should consider seasonality and duration to choose socks for a trek. Seasonality and Duration- -Winter short trek ( warm/woolen socks )Woolen socks will help you to maintain the warmth. -Winter Long trek ( Warm/Antibacterial socks)One should consider merino wool socks which have antibacterial properties as well as warm ) - Summer Short trek ( good wicking capacity socks)Good wicking capacity will help in moister management. -Summer Long trek ( Good wicking capacity and anti-blister socks)Anti blister socks will help to reduce the friction between feet and shoes due to this blister don't form on feet. "
Q3. Are hiking boots better than hiking shoes?
The usage of hiking boots and hiking shoes are different. Hiking boots are made for ankle support and waterproofing for mountain hiking, whereas hiking shoes are made for lowland nature hikes where ankle support is not an essential.