Looking for hiking boot recommendations

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

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  • Following up on Allie's comment regarding socks, my favorite socks for hiking are WrightSock Coolmesh II socks. They're double-layered and work great for preventing blisters. You can buy them from REI, among other places.

    As for boots/shoes, I wear Merrell Moab low hiking shoes, they fit my feet perfectly -- my feet are a bit narrow.  I have the Moab Ventilators for summer, and the Moab Waterproofs for winter. The Moab Waterproofs run a bit small so I went up a half size with those. 

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  • Following up on Allie's comment regarding socks, my favorite socks for hiking are WrightSock Coolmesh II socks. They're double-layered and work great for preventing blisters. You can buy them from REI, among other places.

    As for boots/shoes, I wear Merrell Moab low hiking shoes, they fit my feet perfectly -- my feet are a bit narrow.  I have the Moab Ventilators for summer, and the Moab Waterproofs for winter. The Moab Waterproofs run a bit small so I went up a half size with those. 

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