The right shoes

I think my biggest problem right now is shoes. Well, that and making sure I make the time for my walks, which I’m not doing.

But the other day my foot was really sore for some reason, and my shoes were NOT helping. I have these simple and cute Sketchers sneakers, but they’re not made to support your foot for any kind of exercise. I need to figure out what I should do for footwear.

For now, I’m just doing walks on paved trails, so it seems like a good pair of walking shoes or sneakers would be fine. Although the last time I spent a ridiculous amount on “good” walking shoes, they had holes in the netting within a couple months and were worn out completely much faster than cheaper shoes I’ve bought in the past. I was extremely upset about it. They definitely didn’t give me any more support or feel any better than the general athletic shoes I’ve bought in the past either. It was such a waste of money.

But I’ve been wondering if I should go ahead and think about getting hiking boots, since I will need some when I do start actually going on trails. Or are hiking boots not the best plan for a thru-hike? I’ve had problems with boots in the past, because they hurt my ankles, but I just assumed I had bad boots.

Anybody got suggestions for good shoes for people walking? Or for hiking? I’ve got a board on Pinterest to put stuff on as I find it. Not just shoes, but general stuff for the hike. But I’m about to do some shoe research, so that’s what I’ll be pinning here in a moment.

If I find any answers I’ll post them on Wednesday.

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