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How to Choose the Right Hiking Gear

The proper hiking boots, socks, and poles can help you avoid injury and discomfort, so you can focus on the joys of tackling the trails. Experienced hiker Spencer Yeomans shares his tips.

In the pursuit of our goals, it’s our gear that supports us along the way, which is why it’s so important to choose the right equipment. Since our feet and legs are the most prone to impact and injury, we’ll be taking a look at how to choose the proper boots, socks, and poles for your journey.

A good pair of hiking boots can mean the difference between comfort and agony, so it’s worth paying extra attention to these. While there are a staggering number of options when it comes to footwear, they can broadly be broken down into three categories:

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