Okay. So you are planning to start getting healthy and think that hiking is the thing for you. And you just happen to have a special love for tennis shoes. So you want to know now, can I use this when I go hiking?
Congratulations! You came to the right blog! Here, we can tell you that yes, you can, but there are a few "buts" that you need to know first. Let us dive right through.
Tennis shoes are lighter than most other hiking shoes. Because of this, people who are focused on light hiking or minimalist hiking often prefer a shoe made from tennis to a hiking boot. Tennis shoes are comfortable, breathable, quick-drying, and easy to remove.
There are many disadvantages to hiking in tennis shoes. Tennis shoes' soles are not designed to grip dirt, rocks, and bark. Tennis shoes have a higher chance of injury due to slipping. Low-cut tennis shoes do not provide the same protection and ankle support as hiking boots. Hikers often carry a backpack containing water, food, and other emergency items. Boots that provide ankle support are better for transferring extra weight.
Consider the length, difficulty, and distance of your hike. These factors will help you choose the right footwear. If you plan to hike for a day, a light hiking shoe is best. They are flexible and designed to grip. For multi-day hikes, hiking boots with additional ankle support can be used. To avoid blisters, they will need to be worn before you leave for your trip. If your trip will last more than one day or you plan on carrying large packs across a variety of terrain, a backpacking boot is the best choice. Mountaineering boots can carry heavy loads and are compatible with crampons for glacier travel. Mountaineering boots can be durable and supportive, making them the most rugged of all footwear options.
We recommend that you avoid wearing tennis shoes except when you are doing some light hiking because of the risk of getting injured. It is recommended to use hiking boots that have traction, ankle support, and waterproofing. Before you go hiking, take the time to get your boots used. Positive hiking experiences can be made with educated footwear choices.