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2/9/16 1:57 P

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I agree with those who are encouraging you to splurge on good boots. My hiking boots are LL Bean and Merrell. I have no regrets about splurging on them.

As for the suggestion to get some shoes properly fitted-- that is a really great suggestion, especially where you have high arches.

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1/3/14 11:17 A

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I splurged on expensive hiking boots. But we also do a lot of rock climbing and more "hardcore" hiking than just local trails. They are also waterproof, which has been helpful. It really depends what type of hiking you do!

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Great suggestions....I am moving to New Hampshire soon and sure to find those stores. Never been to a doctor for my feet but might consider it now...

Thank you for all your support and help!

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1/20/13 8:16 P

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Everybody's feet are so different, the brand that works for one might be the worst for another. If you can get to a good store such as REI for a proper fitting, you'll find the right hiking shoes for your particular feet. You might find that you'll want to have several pairs - for instance, I have leather boots, boots made from a leather-like material, light-weight mid-height boots, low-top trail shoes and walking shoes that I alternate between depending on where I'm going to be hiking or walking - I'm starting to run so I plan to get another pair of shoes specifically for running.

The advice about getting orthotic inserts is a good one, too - that might help you avoid foot strain and pain by providing proper support. I've gotten the kind you can buy in stores, also the semi-custom kind [Dr. Scholl's brand and a higher-end brand from a specialty store] but the professional orthotics I got from a podiatrist are much better so it depends on how much trouble you have with your feet, I guess. I'm going to my podiatrist on Tuesday to get my orthotics evaluated for a possible replacement on Tuesday - I've been told they should be re-fitted or re-placed every 2 to 5 years and I have a new [much better] podiatrist so decided to see what he thinks about my shoes and orthotics. If he has some suggestions, believe me I will listen and follow his advice because the older I get, the more I realize how important my feet are to my overall happiness!
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1/19/13 10:12 P

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You may want to try shoe inserts as well, I got some from my podiatrist, but you can try the ones they sell at the shoe store too, look for one with more arch support. I love my Solomon trail runners, and I have wide feet, but not EEE!

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Thank you for the information.....Will check them out! Really important to wear the right shoes....went for a three hour walk and my feet really would have done better with better pair of sneakers.



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My running shoes are PUMAs. I have a pair of Asics for walking.
For hiking I swear by my Asolos.

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1/17/13 12:57 P

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I love to walk long distance but I really need to find the right walking shoe.

I have small feet but they are wide with a high arch....the size depends of the brand but I was told I my feet are size 5 EEE .....I usually have to buy bigger shoes because they don't make shoes that wide in my size.

Also need a good hiking shoe that supports my ankles.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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