If your hiking boots are well-worn from last summer or if you are new to hiking or backpacking, you may be considering new boots.
REI’s in-store footwear specialists are a great resource, but before you talk to them, get prepped with our new REI Expert Advice video, Hiking Boot Basics. It covers the basics of boot support, materials and the most important factor of all: fit.
Take a look:
The video provides a basic primer. For a more comprehensive discussion of the topic, check out our companion How to Choose Hiking Boots article. Written by an REI footwear specialist, it’s designed to help you be a savvy shopper.
Hiking Boot Basics is the latest video addition to REI Expert Advice, our growing library of more than 300 how-to articles and videos about outdoor gear and activities.
Looking for some free outdoor knowledge? Check it out.