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Do you need special hiking shoes for going on long walks?

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Whether or not to buy hiking shoes really depends on what kind of walking you plan to do and how often.
Hiking boots are helpful for rougher terrain and for gripping. If you plan to mostly walk on flat ground, you can consider getting good walking shoes instead.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013

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Feet tend to expand over the course of a day so it's better to try on shoes in the late afternoon and evening. A tight fitting shoe in the morning can become uncomfortable as the day wears on. Especially if your job or daily activity involves alot of walking or standing.You should also make sure your big toe has around half an inch or a thumb width of space. Otherwise your toes will rub against the material and this will create discomfort and blisters. Just make sure you can extend your toes and wiggle them when trying your shoes on.Also Make sure your wearing your usual pair of socks and not thick hiking socks.

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