There are different hiking boots available in the bayside market, ranging from trail boots and mountaineering boots; high cut, low cut, mid-cut; leather or synthetic. But, which one is the best hiking boot for you?
Here are a few tips to help you determine the best hiking boot based on your needs and where you can source the best hiking boots in Bayside.
Choosing the Best Hiking Boots in Bayside
Depending on your needs you can determine which Hiking boots will best suit your feet.
Short hikes: if you prefer shorter walks on well-constructed paths, a low cut hiking shoe should meet your needs.
All-day hikes: Heading out for an all-day hike with a lightly loaded backpack? Then a mid-to-high cut day hiking boot should provide you with the perfect combination of support and flexibility.
Longer hikes: Anything over than 1-day hiking, we suggest to try stiffer midsoles, and a high cut, as they offer superior support and protection. These will also serve you well if you are hiking in snowy and icy conditions, as crampons work best with rigid-soled boots.
3 Main Components for Choosing the Best Hiking Boots in Bayside
There are 3 important features to consider when buying hiking boots;
The Uppers: Depending on how you will use your hiking boots, will determine the upper material chosen. If you are hiking in rain or snow, it is best to choose waterproof membranes i.e. Gore-tex, leather or synthetic (which is more affordable for those hiking casually).
The sole: commonly referred to as the “lug pattern” will determine your hiking boots traction and grip– the higher the spacing, the better the traction and mud dispersion. You will also find what is known as a “heel break” at the back of the heels sole- which will help with griping particularly during steep descents.
Midsole: The midsole does have an effect on your feet’s level of fatigue and the support around the ankles. Hence it is important to choose the right midsole depending on your distance. For instance, if you are hiking longer distances and over more difficult terrain, a firmer midsole will give your ankle and foot more support, and less fatigue. For short distance hikes, a midsole made of EVA will be comfortable.
Where to find the best hiking shoes in Bayside:
250 Centre Dandenong Rd
Moorabbin Airport VIC 3194
Ph: (03) 9584 0667
1121A Nepean Highway
Ph: (03) 9276 4700
904 Nepean Hwy
Ph: (03) 9553 1644
Southland Shopping Centre
Shop 3011/1239 Nepean Hwy
Ph: (03) 9583 6799
250 Centre Dandenong
Ph: (03) 9583 0382