I’m gonna come straight out and say it. Why are hiking boots so damn ugly? Do you really need them? Surely a semi-stylish pair of well- worn trainers can do the job. I’m not suggesting Isabel Marants but come on.
For our volunteer trip to Peru, my daughter and I have been given a list of suggested items to bring and one of them is the dreaded pair of hiking boots. While we are there, the plan is to go to Machu Picchu and possibly on a jungle tour, so its 50/50 if we are going to need them.
I began researching the damn boots and came across some interesting findings.
First of all, one problem is that is seems the hiking boot suppliers are anti-style. I found one site that confidently names itself ‘Best hiking boots pro’ and recommends NO STYLE to be considered at all. It says:
“The point when looking for your climbing boots, it’s extremely recommended that you don’t go for the stylish one rather than a durable and waterproof hiking boot.”
Did you know that women’s hiking boots are very different to the male boot de la hike?