GR20, pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela... You want to hike in the middle of the mountains or on long walking routes and you are wondering how to choose your hiking boots.
A distinction must be made between high-toe shoes and low-toe shoes.
- High upper shoe: ideal for relieving the ankle when carrying a heavy bag and/or on very uneven ground. A must-have model: Meindl Island. For exceptional cushioning: Lowa Renegade. For dynamic walking on slopes, including on snow: Millet High-Route. - Low upper shoe: ideal if you are not subject to the heavy load of a bag and/or if you hike on soft ground. A must-have model: Merrell Moab.
In all cases, choose a Vibram® outsole: extremely adherent, it is effective on both dry and wet ground. For waterproofing, look for the patented Gore-Tex models.