Spring does not spoil us this year, but the long May weekend is coming! Are you going somewhere or are you staying at home? Regardless, you need the right shoes! Because a trip to the unknown in the wrong dressing can result in an unpleasant surprise. Some places, especially mountains, need a proper housing. But slowly, let's look at shoes that can be useful during an active weekend.
Many people will go to the mountains for the May weekend. The issue of footwear seems to be very simple. Theoretically, we all know that proper footwear is necessary in the mountains, but are you sure?
I think all mountain lovers look at this photo with a sense of horror. If you do not want to pay for the ride by the most expensive taxi in the world, i.e. the already mentioned GOPRU helicopter, arm yourself with comfortable and suitable shoes.
The set of rules for choosing trekking shoes begins with the basic rules for choosing shoes in general. First of all, the shoes must be in the right size, adapted to the size of the foot. Secondly, even if the shoes are a good size, they can't go anywhere. Now we are entering a higher level of complexity. When we are in the mountains, we usually spend 8-10 hours on our feet, while the shoes are still on our feet and work very hard. Under the influence of effort, temperature and other factors, the feet and calves swell, which is why it is very good to try on shoes in the evening, when the leg is already tired. Avid mountaineers suggest that you should buy shoes that can be comfortably worn even when we put on two pairs of socks. It is better to be safe than sorry but if you do not plan to walk in the mountains in winter or late autumn, this is not a necessary factor.
The upper is another important aspect when choosing mountain shoes. In high-mountain boots, the upper should reach behind the ankle, which will protect it from painful sprains. Remember that the sole should be thick but flexible and necessary full of grooves! They will protect you from skiing downhill!
There are several of these rules, but it's worth remembering because shoes in the mountains are an investment in your own safety, it's such insurance for the whole body.
If you do not plan to climb the Eagle, you can also choose shoes that will undoubtedly be useful when hiking, on flat terrain. You can then opt for ankle-high uppers and a more flexible sole.
Be sure to remember that small feet! After all, children also go to the mountains!
And now, full of knowledge, you can go wherever your eyes take you.
Happy May! :)