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
  • More important than the brand is a good fit. If you are going to do a lot of hiking, I suggest going to an outdoor specialist to be fitted. Then, especially if you have leather boots, break them in before you go. (Some light weight models don't require as much break in.) Finally, as others have said, good socks are essential. Sweat leads to blisters and blisters lead to misery on the trail. Good luck.
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  • More important than the brand is a good fit. If you are going to do a lot of hiking, I suggest going to an outdoor specialist to be fitted. Then, especially if you have leather boots, break them in before you go. (Some light weight models don't require as much break in.) Finally, as others have said, good socks are essential. Sweat leads to blisters and blisters lead to misery on the trail. Good luck.
Children