Been wearing cross trainers. They give me more stability than my running shoes, but since I'm on level pavement or bleachers, and because it's 90-105 degrees, I don't want or feel the need for a full boot. I would not wear my running shoes though because I'd probably roll an ankle.
I was using regular hiking shoes till I rolled my ankle, now I'm wearing my hunting boots. The extra ankle support helps. The last thing I need 2 weeks before my trip is an injury. Also paying attention to where I step!
Depends on the pack training. If I'm off road, I'll wear whatever is appropriate for the terrain. If I'm using a weighted pack at a track, bleachers, treadmill, etc, then I'll just wear my normal running shoes or cross-trainers.
if my pack is 35-ish lbs or lighter I just wear my trail running shoes (La Sportiva Akasha), if it's 35+ lbs I wear my hunting boots (La Sportiva Omega)- just feels better and if I have a heavier pack on "for real" I'll be in my hunting boots anyways
I like the stability of my boots once the weight starts to get over 50lbs. Under that it doesn't really matter, I'll wear my trainers that I work out in or perhaps hikers, it doesn't really seem to make a lot of difference for me.
Just picked up a set of the Kenetrek "Bridger Ridge Lows". They list them as a hiker boot.
They look like a low top tennis shoe style to me. Hoping these will work out for my walks and maybe some light hike training.
54 year old out of shape round man needing to get into shape for a sheep hunt in Aug '21.
Should these work ok for what I'm thinking?
Will use my new Crispi Nevadas for tougher terrain hiking (with pack on especially). Kinda thinking like the guy above, want to get my Crispis broke in good for the hunt, but don't want to wear them out in the process.
I’d like to try the shoes you guys wear. I find even my minimal trail runners stay very wet and uncomfortable for a long time, they seem to never dry out, it’s too humid here. Having my feet soaked all day isn’t fun. Maybe if I hiked a few more hours they would dry enough to not bother me?