Choosing the right footwear is an essential part of any outdoor adventure. They make all the difference between an enjoyable hike or a downright miserable one. There are many factors to consider when looking to choose the proper footwear.
- What is the purpose of the footwear you’re looking for? For example, will you be hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, or hunting? Many activities have recommended shot and boot types that work best under those conditions.
- What kind of fit do I want? Be sure to try on several different sizes and walk around the store for a bit to ensure an accurate and comfortable fit. What works for one person doesn't always work for another.
- Do you need any special features? Will your boots or shoes need to be waterproof? What weather will they be worn in? Would they require heavy insulation for warmth? You want the best shoe for your activity, so it’s important to imagine every possible situation. The correct cut of the shoe or boot may depend on how long your hikes are and how much of a load you're carrying. The socks you will be wearing with the footwear are also an important consideration. Trying on the right sock with different shoes will ensure you get the right fit for the job.
Some of the popular brands we carry include:
The team here at Sommerfeld would be happy to assist you in finding the correct footwear for your next adventure. Stop in and see us in Lidderdale, Iowa!