It’s fall, which means the leaves are vibrantly colored in rich hues of browns, gold and orange. This is the perfect time to spend some time outdoors before the weather gets cold. If you’re lucky enough to live a stone’s throw away from hiking trails and scenic parks, getting the girls or that special guy out for a day of hiking or rock climbing is a cinch, if you have the right footwear.
Investing in the proper footwear for long hiking and rock climbing is essential to being comfortable while enjoying your outdoor activities. Your normal running shoe isn’t equipped for extremely uneven terrain. Shoes specifically made for trekking and climbing are a must and finding the right pair is as easy as heading to an outdoor supply store or sporting good store.
Woodland shoes is a major purveyor of all things outdoor and fitness, offering a wide array of clothing, footwear, accessories and equipment for the outdoor and fitness enthusiast. They offer an impressive range of hiking and climbing shoes for both men and women.
Woodland Shoes rep says choosing an activity specific shoe for will offer great support for your lower leg, which generally could be strained in tough and rough terrain. “Some individuals favor trekking shoes as they are lighter,” he said. Lastly, leather boots are more solid and durable but contemporary open weave shoes made with Gore Tex allow more air to circulate while on a hike. These shoes also tend to be lighter.