Typically when someone experiences discomfort in their shoes or boots on extended trips the first question we ask is, "Were you wearing appropriate socks (sock liners)?" and "Were you using appropriate lacing techniques?". If you're not sure, it may be worth learning more about these common issues. It is also possible that you needed more support than the Targhee II Mid hiking boots could provide for backpacking with a heavy load. In that case, looking for a stiffer more supportive boot may be necessary.
Date published: 2017-05-27