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Selecting the type of trekking shoes for a first trek


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I am going on my first serious trek and wanted to try out the type of shoes, mid ankle …(eg MH100) vs high ankle (Eg Trek100) on a trek before buying..

So before buying I thought I would rent it out. I read that high ankle is better but am not sure if it would be comfortable on a first trek.

Any thoughts?

Also, both types are shown on the rental store as suitable. I am going on the Phulara Ridge trek. Unfortunately Trek100 is not available in my size. 

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18 hours ago, Ivan said:

I am going on my first serious trek and wanted to try out the type of shoes, mid ankle …(eg MH100) vs high ankle (Eg Trek100) on a trek before buying..

So before buying I thought I would rent it out. I read that high ankle is better but am not sure if it would be comfortable on a first trek.

Any thoughts?

Also, both types are shown on the rental store as suitable. I am going on the Phulara Ridge trek. Unfortunately Trek100 is not available in my size. 

In comparison, I would recommend high ankle length shoes to be better than mid ankle simply because they provide better ankle protection. Secondly, on a winter trek also, high ankle length protects better from snow entering inside.

One disadvantage that I can imagine with high ankle length is that it can increase chances of  sweating and chaffing. 

Having said that, mid ankle length shoes are equally well for a trek like Phulara.

 

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