After you have bought the hiking boots from the store, it is time to take your new hiking boots in to action. Here are some tips on how to wear the boots correctly for your hiking and to make sure that the boots feel fit and protect your feet properly.
Therefore you hiking will go smooth without any hindrances from your hiking boots. And your feet will remain comfortable during your hiking.
Wear two socks
To prevent your feet from getting blister during the walk put on two kinds of socks for each of your feet. The first layer of sock called as the sock liner, and the second layer is the hiking sock. The sock liner is thinner compare the hiking sock.
This combination will provide good padding for your feet and as a shock absorber to reduce the pressure from walking for long period of time. It is also will help to reduce the moisture inside the hiking boots.
Lace the boots snugly
After you have put on both socks and the boots, you should not lace the boot tightly. Just lace it up snugly. So, there will be still some space in your boots and the boots did not pressing your feet, especially during your hiking.
Try to walk around the room to feel if your feet can still slide a little inside the boot or if your feet are getting pressed by your boots when you move. If you feel your boots are to tight and your feet getting pressed when you are walk, loosen up the boot lace.
Spare some space between your toes and the front of the boots
Try to bang slightly the front of the boots to a wall. If your toe easily hit or touch the front of the boots, that can either the boots are too small or you did not lace it snug enough. The space between your toes with the front of the boots will protect your toes against unwanted impact during hiking, so it will prevent an injury for your toes.