I’m an avid hiker. I have been since before I could walk. I mean it, my mom would put in a Snugli and off we went on our great adventures. As I grew up I became more comfortable in the woods and mountains than in the city.
I found what I loved. A real passion honestly. If I could get paid to hike for the rest of my life, I would do it.
Of course there is a lot that goes into planning a day hike.
If you want to read about the planning of hike and what we usually take with us read HERE.
In my lifetime I have had many, many hiking boots, shoes, and sandals. The most important aspect of hiking is your footwear. If you have uncomfortable shoes you’re not going to enjoy your hike or ever want to go again. Aching feet suck. Blistered feet from ill-fitting boots or shoes sucks.
Last year I purchased hiking sandals since it was a god awfully hot summer. Cushioned. Airy. And wonderful.
Santa decided to be kind to the husband and I this year, he brought us hiking boots. Not just any hiking boots but, in my sudo-expert opinion, the best hiking boots.
I’m still in the breaking-in phase of these wonderful clouds of comfort and I’m not even uncomfortable in the breaking-in phase. No discomfort!
What are these wonderful shoes? Who makes these fantastic cloud pillows for the hikers feet?
Columbia Sportswear Company.
The shoes on top are mine. They’re the Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus Hiking Boot in size 9.5. You can find them HERE
The shoes on the bottom are the husbands. They’re the Columbia Grant Pass Waterproof High-Top Hiking Boots for Men size 11.5.
You can find them HERE