VeraVise Outdoor Living
Since hiking boots are such an essential piece of hiking gear, it’s important to learn the basics of how to fit hiking boots.
Your boots should fit snug around your heel and the sides of your foot while leaving an inch for your toes.
Experts often suggest buying hiking boots that are a size bigger than your normal shoe size.
Your feet get larger over the course of the day
Your feet get larger when you are warm
Your hiking boots are too big if:
You are getting a blister on your heel
You lace them tight and your foot still moves side-to-side or forward and backward.
Not enough ankle support
Your hiking boots are too small if:
Pressure on toe area
Your toes are overlapping each other
Squeezing pressure even when laces are loosened