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Putting Your Best Foot Forward on the Trail This Summer

Putting Your Best Foot Forward on the Trail This Summer

As the school summer recess approaches, students from K-12 and their families, those taking a break from their college studies, along with the everyone else with a hankering to spend time in the great outdoors, will be heading off on adventures in U.S. National Parks, such as Lassen Volcanic National Park, where day-hiking and backpacking are top visitor activities, or taking a “Big Trip” up or down the Pacific Crest Trail.

But if your feet ache or are covered in blisters at the end of a day on the trail, you may wish you’d opted for a trip to a tropical beach resort instead.

And that means you need to pick the right footwear in order to put your best foot forward when you go hiking.

Here’s my suggestion for a good all-around boot to check out, and tips from recreation retailer, REI, on making sure your choice in hiking boots is a good fit.

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