Let’s continue our discussion about gear for the Pacific Coast Trail. Unlike other shoes that you can just take off if they’re hurting you if your hiking shoes do not fit you correctly then you will be very out of luck out in the wilderness. Because you cannot just take off your shoes and walk barefoot through the wilderness. Most important is the fit make sure that you walk around a lot if there are any points of pain then you have to choose a different kind of shoe. Because those little points of pain walking around the shoe once you put down ten thousand or a hundred thousand steps will make serious blisters that will cause a lot of pain and problems in the next blog post we will discuss further equipment and get into more details for your hiking adventure. Now that you have chosen a quality pair of shoes that you feel comfortable in, now let’s think about the other pieces of equipment that you may need for your hike. Socks are also extremely important to consider when doing a hike. You almost never want to go without socks for a hike if you are wearing shoes.
This is because the socks will protect your feet from getting blisters and also provide more cushioning so that they become less sore. There are exceptions. There is a growing movement of barefoot hiking and barefoot movement. There are also shoes that look like gloves and go over the feet to protect them from abrasion but don’t provide any sort of questioning or support. Some people prefer this because they feel that it gives their feet a more natural grass of the ground below them and give them a better sense of the train. This could be true but I would advise against it if you are a first-time how to her as this can leave you vulnerable to twisting your ankle and also to getting very sore feet if you’re putting down a lot of miles. Those who do barefoot-style I can have years of training doing it and know how to plant their feet in a way that will keep them from hurting themselves. Otherwise you are going to have to choose a thick pair of socks that is going to protect your feet and allow you to go for miles and miles. I would recommend a wool-blend if it is cold and a lighter blend if it is warm.
If you are planning on hiking with amphibious shoes then perhaps you will not need socks if you’re planning on getting their feet very wet for instance if you’re in Hawaii or a situation like that. Now you have to consider what you were going to wear. It is very important to have the right clothing on depending on what sort of climate and terrain you were going to the end. If you are in a relatively warm client that is important to wear clothes that will wick away the sweat from your body and allow it to evaporate into the atmosphere in order to keep you cool and keep your skin dry. I would recommend Nike tops as they are not terribly expensive and will wick away moisture. When it comes to the bottom then it is really up to you. The only thing that I would recommend is to make sure that whatever you are wearing does not rub against you especially in the underwear department. If you have underwear that is chasing the insides of your legs when you walk and you’re not going to have a very good time. Make sure that your underwear is stretchy and usually not cotton as this will absorb water and also does not work very well. I’d recommend a stretchy synthetic fabric in the cut of a boxer briefs for maximum comfort and movement. Then you want to consider if you want to wear a hat if it is very sunny outside you were going to want to protect your face and your head from the sun. While this may seem like it will keep you hot the hat actually serve to keep you cool and protect your face from the damaging rays of the Sun.