27 Jun Are Leather hiking boots the best option for preventing injuries?
When undertaking a long walk, many people turn to leather hiking boots to support their ankles and feet. As many believe that the sturdy outer will protect their ankles from any sprains etc.
However, it is mainly down to the design of your boot, if they have firm soles, then this should help your stability, therefore, enabling you to not fall as easily, providing ankle support. Yet these types of shoes do not have to be leather hiking boots, as long as they have a good sole, this should help prevent ankle injuries.
A high rise leather walking boot should help the ankle if you do happen to fall over, but there is no guarantee with this. Yet it should give you more support than shoes which finish below the ankle.
We would suggest the Grisport Thunder as it is one of the best leather hiking boots in our range. It offers a horn sole which will provide stability for the user. This tried and tested sole performs great on extreme terrains, proving its hard wearing sole. The Leather padded collar should provide comfort as well as stability, due to the boot giving you leeway when walking up/down hill.
Therefore, we would suggest that leather hiking boots are the best option of boot to choose to prevent injury, however, it is not a guaranteed it will.
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