Hi @AmberWaves - if you’re near an REI store, I’d recommend stopping in and working with a staff member to get the shoes dialed in. If you’re not, try the virtual outfitting option, too. They’ll be able to answer specific questions and help you determine a good shoe. Or boot. Or trail runner. 🙂

FWIW, I’m a big fan of Merrell and the Moab 2 hiking shoe. It’s got a nice sized toe box that, for me, eliminates any pressure on my toes.  Also know people who swear by Keen for the same reason. 

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