I do about 10 hikes a year in the Sea-to-Sky corridor usually trying to get in at least 1 overnight hike with a pack per year.
I bought a pair of boots, but am finding I prefer to use my Nike outdoor type shoes vs. the boots. I've attempted to break in the boots and have used them on some 20km hikes, but I find that I get really bad blisters as below:
These are the boots I got:
Do they fit right? I believe so... They were sized by people at MEC. I do have bone spurs on the back of my heels which usually end up digging into my shoes.
I'm just not sure what to do at this point. I realize with a pack, you need more beefy foot wear or you will just eat at the soles, however, the weight, and the uncomfortableness and weight of hiking boots has just turned me off of them.
I will be hitting Joffre Lakes for an overnight with a pack next week, and am contemplating using the boots or not.
Anyone have any advice for me?
- I have attempted to break them in by wearing them on very light trips and around the house.
- I have thin hiking socks that seem to be for this type of application.