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Do Hiking Socks Make a Difference? (2 top picks)

If you’ve ever gone shopping in a specialty outdoor gear store, you may have noticed that hiking socks are a bit more expensive than the classic white cotton socks you can get at any regular shoe shop. At an average price of $20 to $25 a pair, hiking socks certainly aren’t cheap, which raises the …

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Feral Humans In National Parks? (Fact or Fiction / Disappearances)

Until recently I had never heard the phrase “feral humans in National Parks.” However, what you do hear are the headlines stating “Woman Missing in Blank Park” or “Search continues for hiker/runner/camper/tourist who disappeared without a trace.” And you’re likely one of the thousands who feel for the family but blame an accident, weather, or …

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Are Doc Martens Good For Hiking? (pros/cons/verdict)

Doc Martens are a timeless fashion staple that many users also consider for hiking. These iconic leather boots have a passionate following of wearers who swear that there’s no better shoe on the market than a classic Doc Marten. But while they might look great in the city, are Doc Martens actually good for hiking? …

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Are Tevas Good For Hiking? (pros/cons/verdict)

Tevas are some of the most popular sandals for outdoor adventure. These super comfy sandals are surprisingly rugged and they provide decent traction as you walk over rocky and slippery terrain. But are Tevas good for hiking? Unfortunately, Tevas aren’t a great footwear choice for hiking because they don’t provide the ankle and foot support …

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Are Blundstones Good For Hiking?

Blundstones are some of the most iconic boots on the market. These Tasmanian-designed boots are known for their durability and style, so it’s no surprise that they have a dedicated following of fans that stretches around the world. But are Blundstones good for hiking? Should you really wear them on the trail? Blundstones are okay …

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Can You Hike in 100 Degree Weather? (Risks/Recommendations)

We’ve all been there: It’s a mid-summer bluebird day and the scorching sun is unbearable. The temperature forecast showed triple digits and you’re starting to feel tired as you make your way down the trail. As you stop to gulp down some water, you ask yourself: Can you hike in 100 degree weather? Is going …

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Are Hiking Shoes Really Necessary? (Pros/Cons + Recommendations)

Having been an avid hiker for most of my life, I have always been curious if wearing hiking shoes is really necessary or not. On those days where you’ve forgotten them in your mudroom, is it essential to go back and fetch them? Lucky for you, I have done the research and have found out …

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What is the Difference Between Trail Running and Hiking?

Trail running and hiking are two distinct sports that both offer an outdoor experience that is both enjoyable and burns calories. There are most certainly similarities between the two, and you may even do both sports and not be entirely clear on how they differ! But how exactly they overlap and where their differences lie …

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Are Chacos Good For Hiking? (Pros, Cons and Tips)

I have seen many fellow hikers wearing Chaco’s throughout my hiking days and have always wondered if they are worth trying out. Since they are so different from that of a traditional hiking shoe or boot, I’ve always been a bit hesitant. Is it a good idea to hike in open-toed shoes? Chaco’s are good …

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