Looking for hiking boot recommendations

Are beefy hiking boots worth the extra weight or are trail running shoes good enough? Which do you prefer?

Parents
  • Yes, hiking boots are worth their weight in gold! I bought a pair of Merrills last year and they are worth the money you pay for them! Go to a good outdoor store & try some on - everyone likes different things about all the brands. I'm now hooked on Merrill, but they may not be right for you. Also, if the store has some 'rock-climbing/hiking' areas (usually very small), try the boots out on those surfaces.
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  • Yes, hiking boots are worth their weight in gold! I bought a pair of Merrills last year and they are worth the money you pay for them! Go to a good outdoor store & try some on - everyone likes different things about all the brands. I'm now hooked on Merrill, but they may not be right for you. Also, if the store has some 'rock-climbing/hiking' areas (usually very small), try the boots out on those surfaces.
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