You have probably got your hike all planned and mapped out but have you chosen your hiking boots? This is what can make or break your hiking experience. You can enjoy the scenery and the smells but if you have ankle pain or heel pain because you have chosen the wrong boots most likely you won’t enjoy walking on your hike. If you are person who suffers from plantar fasciitis you may know that the wrong shoe can ruin your whole day. So when it comes to choosing your boots for hiking you must be picky. You want a boot that makes you feel like you are walking on clouds while you hike not the feel of ankle pain or heel pain because you have chosen the wrong boots.
They may come in all kinds of colors but you need to make sure the boots you pick are the right size and very comfortable, especial for those who suffer with plantar fasciitis. Studies have shown that your feet are more swollen at the end of the day. I say this because they say when you choose your boots for hiking you want to them to feel snug and still have plenty of room to wiggle your toes. While you hike your feet will swell a little so if you try them on while your feet are swollen from your day you have a better chance at picking the right boots.
Take your time to choose, take your new boots out of the box and walk around with them on your feet. Put your boots to the test try walking up on slanted things so you can get the feel of your boot. If you start to feel ankle pain then these boots are not giving you good ankle support not good for hiking. Try on as many boots as you possibly can really try to break them in before you purchase them. If you have plantar fasciitis you will know right off the bat if the boot is the perfect fit for you for the fact that you will probably instantly feel heel pain in a boot that doesn’t support you’re foot. You will know the right boot for you, it will feel amazingly snug and pain free like you are literally walking around on clouds not the ground and you will get that good feeling of just absolute comfort.