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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  • I have used both. I prefer ankle support & good tread for most RS hikes--particularly if there are rocks and uneven terrain. Hiking boots nowadays are lighter and waterproof. The folks at REI helped me to find a good fit and I learned a lot in the process. Having the right socks is also important. I've never had an issue with blisters or break in.
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  • I have used both. I prefer ankle support & good tread for most RS hikes--particularly if there are rocks and uneven terrain. Hiking boots nowadays are lighter and waterproof. The folks at REI helped me to find a good fit and I learned a lot in the process. Having the right socks is also important. I've never had an issue with blisters or break in.
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