shoes with laces or without laces :D

India
August 4, 2016 5:01am CST
I am planing for a weekend gateway with friends to hills...YAY!!! But i am confused whether to get shoes with laces or without laces for trekking :'( as this will be my first ever trekking experience :D Please help..............
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@owlwings (38873)
• Cambridge, England
4 Aug 16
Depending on the kind of trails you will be walking on and the sort of distance you expect to cover, you should choose shoes or boots with good soles and a good grip and definitely with laced uppers. The ordinary trainer is not suitable for walking rough trails or for long distances. It is a good idea to choose boots which support the ankle. They should preferably be a half a size larger than your usual shoes because you should also wear thickish socks. You shouldn't try to walk any distance in new shoes. Leather shoes need to be 'worn in' for a week or two beforehand, if possible, otherwise you will find them uncomfortable and will be quite likely to get blisters. Shoes with canvas uppers don't take as long to wear in.
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• India
4 Aug 16
Thank you so much for the suggestion, i will surely keep the points in mind and go out shopping for my new shoes...yay again... haha But really appreciate your help..
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@marlina (71256)
• Canada
4 Aug 16
Good advice.
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• United States
4 Aug 16
I would just get whatever shoes are best for hiking. Most hiking shoes that are good and available have laces and have very good support and grip to them.
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@zarlamain (24531)
• United States
8 Aug 16
Go for the shoes that you find comfortable.