Fall Hiking Fun
Drew and I have always loved exploring and getting outdoors. Lately, we have found a favorite getaway at Starved Rock State Park, not far from where we live. We had been meaning to make it out to see the fall color, and we were not disappointed. The leaves were constantly falling from the trees blowing in the blustery winds; it gave our hike an almost surreal feel. With colors of yellow and orange between the high stone bluffs, we couldn’t stop looking up. We chose a spot to hike far down the trail, and often we were the only ones within sight. It was an amazing day hiking in this wonderland in the prairie!
Although we love to get outdoors, Drew and I had yet to invest in a pair of hiking boots until right before this trip. We were tired of ruining a pair of tennis shoes every time we went on a big hike. No more! We were super impressed with our new hiking boots- the comfort and ease of the hike was unbelievable! Keep reading to see more of our boots and to get the shopping details.
Hiking Boots for Him and Her
Even though Drew and I love to hike, we had always just used our tennis shoes. Often, we would ruin them from water and mud, and we were always sliding down steep slopes. Finally, we decided to invest in hiking boots. But where to start?
We both loved the look of actual leather boots, and wanted high tops for stability. Most importantly, we didn’t want to blow our budget. So, we looked at several brands but were disappointed in either the style or the price point.
Then, I came upon Timberland’s line of hiking boots. I had no idea they made them! Quickly, I located them in stock at our local Field & Stream, and we went to try them on. I was immediately impressed with how light-weight they were. Timberland’s hiking boots come already waterproof, which was a big plus. I loved the maroon details in my shoes, and how they felt like they wouldn’t need much breaking in. Drew loved the light brown color of his boots, and was also impressed with how they molded to his feet.
All that was left was to try them on the trail!
Boots that Stand Up to the Hike
We have to say, it was one of the best hikes we’ve had. Drew and I kept commenting on how easy it was to navigate tricky footing with our Timberland hiking boots. We were getting traction when we needed it most. I was glad I had high tops; it made me feel stable when climbing down or up steep slopes or weaving between tree roots.
Our Timberland hiking boots didn’t rub or give us blisters at all, even on the first wear. We even went stomping through a shallow creek and our boots held up to the water. We’ll be recommending these to everyone! You can shop our exact boots and more Timberland hiking boots for men and women below!
What are Your Hiking Essentials?
What do you have to have for a day of hiking? Drew and I are already planning our next hiking trip. Give me your best hiking tips below!
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