Choose footwear carefully
If you’re planning some serious walking, a pair of trainers or everyday boots won’t do. Normal trainers or all round boots are not suitable for hiking - they’re often too soft and don’t provide the necessary support during periods of extreme stress. Go for hiking boots instead that extend above the ankle. These are usually made with hard soles for multi-day trips. Alternatively go for softer soles for shorter excursions.
Get advice from a specialist in a shoe store where they’ll measure your feet. Stores like this often have a sloped area where you can test out how boots feel walking up and down an incline. Take your time and think about the terrain you’ll be walking on. It’s a good idea to buy walking boots in the afternoon when your feet will have a swollen a little and to try them with hiking socks.
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Your active essentials
For anyone who loves sports, running or hiking, these products are worth stocking up on. We know how precious your leisure time is, and they’ve been created to help you treat any niggling foot issues and help get back out there doing the things you love - as quickly as possible!