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New Post 4/10/2012 2:45 AM
  lizrfoust
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Hiking Boots or Rubber Shoes??? 
This came across as one of the topics that me and my friends talked about over coffee a few days ago. We all love to hike, but it seems that when it comes to footwear, we got different opinions. Most of my friends that have been hiking for quite some time now have said that they always wear hiking boots regardless of the distance or the difficulty of the trail. Me and a few others would only wear them on long hikes and really difficult trails. Otherwise, we're fine with rubber shoes.

How about you guys, which footwear do you prefer wearing while hiking?
 
New Post 4/11/2012 9:05 AM
  ejdixon
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Re: Hiking Boots or Rubber Shoes??? 
I'd personally go with hiking boots regardless of the terrain. Hiking boots are designed to protect your ankles from twisting, especially when you're going uphill or downhill and there are lots of loose stones and rocks all around. They also help protect your feet from poison ivy and the like.
 
New Post 4/12/2012 9:58 AM
  TShisler
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Re: Hiking Boots or Rubber Shoes??? 
Hiking boots. I usually go camping with my boys and I'd like to always make sure that they wear their hiking boots for protection. Of course, I need to practice what I preach.
 
New Post 4/19/2012 12:32 AM
  lizrfoust
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Re: Hiking Boots or Rubber Shoes??? 
I pretty much got trained using hiking boots that way. Even though I know that my dad was an avid hiker, he'd still always wear his sturdy hiking boots whenever we go out hiking.
 
New Post 4/20/2012 6:12 AM
  el fuller
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Re: Hiking Boots or Rubber Shoes??? 
There are times when I would do a bit of hiking wearing just rubber shoes. Usually, it's when after I do a bit of jogging late in the afternoon.
 
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