Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Andorra.
Interest: hiking, backpacking, scrambling, climbing
Consider what you really want. There are arguments for sturdy, heavy-duty boots, but they just aren't for everyone. If you prefer your light outdoorsy shoes, then go with it. Find yourself a pair of light hikers that fit well, make your feel feel airy, and never cause you problems. You'll probably have to replace them more often, but it might be worth the cost to you.