It’s such an amazing feeling when you emerge into the great outdoors and feel yourself surrounded by warmth for the first time in months – particularly to exercise. Getting your sweat on surrounded by natural beauty is an unbelievable feeling; not only do you feel more connected to the earth that sustains you, but you get to take deep breaths of delicious fresh air with every jogging step.
Of course, this is one of the most wonderful things about spring – getting to spend more time feeling comfortable in the great outdoors, with only a light layer of clothing. And embracing nature is never as fruitful as doing so on an incredible hike.
Whether you’re a beginner hiker or like the more advanced slopes, it’s easy to comprehend the benefits of hiking. Getting your heart pumping beneath the trees, feeling the warm air brush against your face, finding the first instances of flowers blooming and critters emerging… it all comes together to make for an addicting experience. Not only that, hiking is a great way to exercise. Hiking up even a lightly sloping hill can accelerate your heart rate and boost calorie burn.
Clearing your mind never felt so good – particularly without the hum of the treadmill and a crowded gym behind you. Hiking allows you solitude, a rare occasion for many. It can also offer a great way to catch up with a friend. Grab a map, engage your wanderlust, and explore trails while engaging in wonderful conversation.
Whether you’re a sunrise, sunset, or midday hiker, there are a few must-haves that will make your experience even grander. Firstly, having a good walking stick (a tree branch will do) on hand allows you to push into the ground with every step and propel yourself further, faster. Water and protein-rich snacks are absolutely key. Another must-have? A comfortable, classic pair of hiking boots.
Whether you need some intense ankle support or waterproof capabilities, our Outdoor Shop is complete with all the hiking boot options your mind can muster. In beautiful, colorful hues and complete with traction-bearing, comfort-driven footbeds, this collection of hiking boots helps you soar to the highest peaks. We recommend exploring Ahnu for colorful beauties; Hoka One One for added safety and traction; and Lowa for climate controlled, waterproof wonders.