How to fit hiking Shoes for Women

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Getting the right shoes fit for you is one of the most important things to consider when you buy new shoes.  This will not only increase your enjoyment of hiking, it will also improve the protection of your feet.

Before go shopping best hiking shoes for women have a think about the type of terrain and time of the year that the shoes will be needed for. If you only plan to use the shoes in the summer, on gentle hikes, then thinner socks will be better. If, on the other hand, you prefers rough terrain or winter trails then thicker socks will serve them better. Take a pair of socks with you to the store that matches their style of walking. If they are likely to walk throughout the year on varying terrain types then take both a thick pair and a thin pair of socks. This will help you to choose a pair of boots that fit your child perfectly.


You should also consider the type of hiking will do when you select a shoe. Rougher terrain will require a firmer sole while lighter; more flexible soles will make gentler hikes more comfortable. When you have found a shoes that you like, open the laces and pull the tongue out as far as you can.

This will open up the shoe and make it easier to put on your  foot.

When you put the shoe on tie up the laces firmly but not too tight. They should be a firm fit but not squeezing your foot or causing any discomfort. Insert two fingers inside the back of the shoe, behind the heel. You should be able to do this comfortably with no excessive movement of the foot.

You will find that hiking shoes are more rigid than typical shoes or boots. This is so they remain supportive, protective and durable. Leather hiking shoes will feel stiffer, particularly in the early days but most will become suppler and more flexible once they have been worn in on a good hike. If you find leather shoes to rigid then hiking shoes with a fabric upper may be better as they are more flexible and generally lighter.


you walk, and run around in the shoes to get the feel of things. As they walk ask them to pay attention to any movement of the foot inside the boot. If you have the opportunity stands on an incline. First facing up-hill then turn around to face downhill. This will help to identify any excessive space in the boot or movement of the foot inside the boot.

Don’t be afraid to try on a number of different styles and makes. Not all boots have the same shape or feel.

Changing the insoles can make a big difference in both the comfort and support that they give. They are easy to change and are quite cheap if you compare them to the cost of the shoes.

Always remember that if the shoes do no feel right when you try them on and have adjusted the laces and tried different insoles, then there is an issue and the shoes should be avoided. This doesn’t mean that they are bad shoes, just not right for your  feet. Don’t spend any money until you’re sure that the boots fit well because things will only get worse if you take ill-fitting boots on a hike.

If you are unsure whether the shoes is a good fit for you after taking these measures then you should seek advice from a trained hiking shoe fitter. These can be found in most specialist hiking stores.

We hope that this helps you to find the best fitting hiking shoes  for women.

Author Bio: Md Ataur Rahman is a writer for Hiking Footwear Gear Lab. He has articles on hiking shoes among others and has a good collection of Hiking Shoes.



How to fit hiking Shoes for Women
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