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Re: Trail/approach shoes

I'll add to that.
I use Inov8 Roclites.
Used to use Terrocs.
They work for me.
But..........
That is just me.
My feet.

You need to find a pair that work for your feet, and that you have thoroughly tested first.

Re: Trail/approach shoes

I’ve worn trail shoes for backpacking for the last ten years or so. Mostly inov8 - I loved the terrocs sadly no more - currently wearing parkclaw 275s - lots of cushioning - not sure if they’ve enough grip for mountains. I’ve also got a pair of Salomon x ultra mid 3 gtx which are light boots - a good halfway house - unless I change my mind, I’ll wear them for this year’s challenge. Salomon are narrow fitting which suits me, a number of the brands suggested by others are too wide for me.

I carry more socks with trail shoes as they get wet quicker, I also buy half a size bigger for walking than I would for running so I can wear double socks - it’s a process of trial and error to find out what works.

I suspect it’s also true that most trail shoe wearers carry fairly light packs - less stress on the feet so you can get away with less padding in the midsoles.

Hope you find something that helps you to have a good crossing.