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Old 10-15-2015, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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What brand of hiking shoes or boots are the most comfortable for hiking desert trails? The cheap ones I've been buying for $40 or $50 leave my feet tired and sore too soon. I'm gonna splurge and spend $100-$200 on a good pair.
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:52 PM
 
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Whatever you go out and try on and find comfortable is the most comfortable for you.
Just because I find something that I like does not mean you will like it.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:01 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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What brand of hiking shoes or boots are the most comfortable for hiking desert trails?
Whichever ones fit your feet the best.
Seriously.

The previous poster was right; what is good for our feet will probably not be good for yours.

I like to shop at REI for those sorts of things... check them out!
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:53 PM
 
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Rei has a great return policy.

Also...since you are desert hiking breathability may be important. Lighter is better for dayhiking but if you plan on backpacking sturdy shoes are better.

I got a pair of chacos and loved them until a root tore open the front of the shoe...rei took it back and id had them for a month. Shame as they were light and comfy. I bought another pair of cheaper ones that gave me blisters for a month before they broke in.
Check the treads...you do not want those wearing out on you, some dayhikers pr trail runnin type shoes are pretty pathetic in how tame the treads are.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I looked up REI and they sound like a great company to buy a lot of gear from. Thanks very much. There is a store of theirs 10 min away from me.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I just bought these recently on Amazon. It was a splurge for me, but I'm thrilled with them. They're really lighweight and not hot and are comfortable even with bad bunions on my feet. They aren't even available in wide, but they accommodate my wide feet. I'm thrilled with them and they were comfortable the first time I wore them.

Amazon.com: Adidas AX 2 Mid GTX Boot - Women's Carbon / Black / Sharp Grey 9.5: Sports & Outdoors

They're made of Goretex, too, so they're waterproof.
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:09 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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According to my very own experience regarding Hiking shoes I strongly recommend you to visit Go Outdoor where you can have a plenty of varieties of Hiking, walking, Mountain Boot at very affordable rate. Most important things about Go Outdoor is you could easily get Discount Voucher on your every shopping.
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