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How to Choose Hiking Boots
Choosing the right footwear may be the most important decision you make as a beginning backpacker. The shoes or boots you choose must be comfortable, durable and protective, mile after mile. Read more.
Breaking in Your Hiking Boots
Different boots will require different amounts of break-in time. Lightweight models may feel perfect right out of the box, while heavier, all-leather models may require weeks to soften up and form to your feet. Read more.
How to Choose Running Shoes
Let's face it: There are a ton of running-shoe brands and styles on the market. To complicate matters, trying on a shoe isn't always the best way to find the right pair for you. After all, most running shoes feel comfortable while you're standing on the carpet in a sports store. Read more.
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