Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hiking Shoes

Thinking ahead to our adventure, Mayan ruins are definitely on the radar. Having explored many sites in the past, I remember how cumbersome and hot athletic shoes can be in the warm, humid climate.

I want a pair of closed toe, light weight, trail-soled shoes. I visited several big shoe stores, sporting goods stores as well as the internet. Tried on a variety of hiking shoes. Everything from traditional high top boots to those cute little shoes with toes in them.

Funny, the more selection, the more difficult the decision!

Keeping my initial criteria in mind, I decided on the Merrell, Pace Glove adventure shoe. It ticks all the boxes: closed toe, light weight, trail-soled as well as having an anti-microbial feature and "barefoot" technology. Some women run long distance in these shoes. 

The material is a light weight breathable cloth, the trail sole is well corrugated, the toe is slightly curved upward (to help grip on the trails) and follows the contour of the sole of the foot with adequate arch support.  The barefoot technology makes the shoe very comfortable---I prefer to be barefoot. It has taken little time to break them in.

Looking forward to visiting the ruins!

From Merrell's website: "Designed specifically for women, less is definitely more when exploring with our Vibram®-soled Pace Glove natural adventure shoe. All the protection your feet need from rocks and roots, and an ultra-lightweight upper with a synthetic leather foot sling for stability fits like a glove." Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove Running Shoe - Women's - Lavender In Size: (Google Affiliate Ad)


  1. Hiking is a great pastime hobby for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy being close to nature. thanks share the post Hiking shoes for women

  2. So when it comes to getting the best possible hiking boots, there is one thing that you need to keep in mind, and that is comfort. This is what I have learned after having experience. Moreover, there are some of the best brands out there that produce high quality waterproof hiking boots. You should go for those products that offer durability and ease. Thanks!!!