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Time for an Adventure! The Different Styles of Men's Outdoor Adventure Shoes

Posted by Adrian on Aug 28, 2019 9:08:00 AM

If you have ever been on a hiking adventure with the wrong type of shoe, then you know it’s an experience you would never want to encounter again. But if it’s your first time going for an outdoor adventure, take it from the experts: get a shoe that’s suited for the specific outdoor activity!

Outdoor adventure shoes can make or break a hike, sport, or simple jog. Many people learn it the hard way. Imagine going on a 20-mile hike with a boot that’s uncomfortable and straining on your toes. When you get back to the starting point, your toes will be on fire, and most likely, your foot sole will have more than two painful blisters!

Here is a guide to the different styles of outdoor adventure shoes that you should know about.

Trail Runners

If you will be engaging in trail runs around parks or in the woods, this is the type of outdoor adventure shoes you need. Trail runners are different from your normal jogging shoes in that they are heavier and thicker.

They are made to withstand the roughness of most running trails, which is different from the ordinary street or jogging tracks. They have extra padding for additional comfort and better fit on your feet. They also have more lugs  and better tread for extra grip on the uneven and often rocky running paths.

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New Balance 1350w1 Waterproof Hiker - Grey/Magnet

Water Sandals

This type of outdoor adventure shoe should be a part of your wardrobe. They are one of the best travel shoes you can have. They’re highly versatile in their application and offer a wide range of benefits.

Boot sandals are simply a combination of a boot and sandal. They have a sole that looks more like a light hiking boot, and a top area that looks like a conventional sandal. They’re typically a boot with an open and airy upper side.

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They are great for most outdoor adventures that don’t exert much strain on the feet. You can use them for a stroll around the beach, walk in a park or trail, or shopping around town. Most travelers rock them when traveling to destinations with warm weather and hiking trails by the cabin.

Hiking Boots

If you’re new to outdoor adventure, buy this type of shoe first before embarking on any hiking trip. They are a crucial part of any hike.

Whether you’ll be tackling easy trails or rough terrain up and down hills, you need a shoe that can protect your feet. Regular shoes can’t handle the strain of a tough trek. You need footwear with a flexible and robust sole, comfortable, good fitting interior that are tough as well as a durable exterior for a long lifespan.

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Propet Preferred Ridge Walker - Brown

Snow Boots

Want to have some outdoor fun in winter? Look for this type of adventure shoe. With the right gear, there’s no limiting yourself to having fun in specific seasons.

Snow boots are high top shoes that keep you warm and comfortable during winter activities. They provide the grip you need to avoid unnecessary sliding on ice.

Which Outdoor Adventure Shoes are Right for You?

If you want to start engaging in outdoor activities, there are different styles of outdoor adventure shoes to choose from. Know which type of boot is right for each event if you desire the ultimate comfort on your adventure.

Read on to find more informative posts on footwear! 

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