I’m a walker. I don’t run, I don’t like taking part in group sports, but walking is kinda my thing. With the beautiful scenery around us this time of year. I’m looking to take my walking to another level and start taking hiking seriously.
It’s great to get out in the fresh air and get some exercise. Another benefit of hiking is that it helps me to clear my head and get rid of stress and anxiety. As a novice hiker, I understand the importance of keeping warm, but I also like the concept of going from hiking to being ready for a drink.
Wear The Right Socks & Shoes
Top of the list we have footwear. When you hike, you need to have the perfect adventure shoe for the task at hand. There’s nothing worse than having the wrong footwear, I’m quite clumsy so I know what I’m talking about. Trainers can be dangerous on a hike because they lack grip and support, but many traditional hiking boots look ugly and unfashionable. Having the right shoes is paramount to a successful hike but so is having the right socks.Socks are those garments that tend to be taken for granted. They are usually boring but they needn’t be. A fun pair of socks can boost your mood and help give your outfit that edge. From knee high to thigh high you can wear your socks over your leggings to keep warm all whilst still looking cool.
I wear boots pretty much on a daily basis during the months of autumn and winter and cute boot socks are a must! I recently discovered Chrissy’s Knee High Socks and am loving all of the styles and patterns they offer. Their socks are made in the USA and delivered worldwide. Chrissy’s also promotes cruelty-free fashion and are affiliated with The Humane Society of the U.S., Born Free USA, and Animals Australia and joins their efforts in speaking out on behalf of animals.
Look After Your Feet
Hiking can be tough on your feet and it’s important to know how to deal with the issues it can cause. Black toenails and blisters are among them and good moisturization, plus tapes and bandages, are essential.
The foot problem I personally suffer most from is painful heels and it’s a really good idea to have a plantar fascitis test. Plantar Fascitis can be very uncomfortable and the pain it causes quite unpredictable. But there are treatments you can have to alleviate it.