How do I choose the right trekking shoes?

How do I choose the right trekking shoes?

What trekking shoes to choose is one of the most important questions when we are going to go hiking, fishing or hunting. We have add a new shoes to our offer, and on the basis of this premiere we will try to answer some crucial questions about trekking boots.

At the beginning, it should be emphasized that comfortable and reliable footwear is the most important element of equipment for a hunter, angler or person who likes trips to the mountains, fishing and hunting. Appropriate trekking shoes are not only comfortable, but also safe, as they should also protect the entire foot against abrasions and injuries. What elements should you pay attention to when selecting shoes? First, let's specify what values they should provide to an user.

Trekking shoes should protect your feet from the surface, which is often hard and uneven on the trail. Their task is to provide protection against protruding roots and pebbles. They are also supposed to absorb shocks and stabilize the ankle, and additionally ensure stability on uneven, slippery terrain, as well as prevent water from entering in to the shoe. Only shoes that meet all these requirements can prove themselves in the field, on any terrain.

What membrane will be the best for trekking shoes?

First of all, if you are considering buying all-weather hiking boots, you should be interested in those with a high degree of water resistance. Our DAKOTA trekking shoes feature a BRATEX membrane that ensures water resistance, maximum breathability and moisture management. A membrane with 10,000 mmH2O water resistance and 10,000 g / 24h vapor permeability.

The sole of trekking shoes is another and very important element of their construction. First of all, both its hardness and the shape of the tread itself are important. There is one rule that the stiffer the sole of a trekking shoe, the more competitive the shoe is. Remember that footwear with a hard surface will work in more difficult conditions, on rocky routes. On the other hand, shoes with a more flexible sole can be worn for recreational hikes in the valleys and on easier mountain trails.

The sole of DAKOTA shoes is made of a durable and flexible protector and a shock-absorbing EVA layer (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate). It has waterproof properties with insulation of the bottom from cold and non-slip. A significant advantage of the sole is the fact that it allows for practically noiseless movement on uneven and difficult terrain.

When and how to buy trekking shoes?

Certainly before the season, i.e. the period in which we plan to go on trips to the mountains, fishing or hunting. Regardless of whether you are buying women's or men's trekking shoes, follow the rules below when trying on your shoes. First, measure your footwear with appropriate socks that are slightly thicker than your usual socks.

Secondly, when choosing the size of your trekking shoes, you should pay attention not to exert pressure even in the slightest. Trekking shoes should be about 0.5 centimeters larger than a foot.

As for the laces, they should be as tight as possible to the height of the first hook. All this should help you choose the right shoes, but also ensure comfort. Remember that proper stabilization of the foot in the shoe reduces the risk of injury to the greatest extent.

How to care for trekking shoes?

Good question at the end of today's blog. Trekking shoes are an element of our outfit that has the first contact with the environment we are in. The better we take care of them, the longer they will serve us in the field and in our adventures.

The basic element regarding the care of trekking shoes is their cleaning and impregnation. For the care of shoes, special shoe cosmetics (for cleaning leather, for cleaning shoes with a membrane, for impregnating, oiling and other activities) have been prepared, which are worth using. Spray protectors will help us maintain high water resistance and resistance to moisture. Shoes can be made using the most advanced materials and technologies, but over time the leather or the membrane begins to wear down, cavities and abrasions appear. It is worth investing in them, because when used regularly, they extend the life of our footwear.

In conclusion, if you are planning a trip to the mountains, start with the basics, by choosing good shoes. Well-chosen and solid trekking shoes will allow you to tread hard even on demanding mountain trails. By investing in good clothing, you invest in yourself and confidence during your adventures.


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