Hiking Shoe Recommendations

Yvonne

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What hiking shoes with a very sturdy rubber sole do you all use?
I'm looking for ideas for shoes so I can order quite a few pairs.
I need to replace my shoes once or twice a month due to the intense nature of hiking out to the lava flow each day and am looking for a hiking shoe with a really good rubber and some cushion.

I used to hike in my Salomon trailrunners all the time, but because they are pricey I simply can't buy a new pair for $100+ each month.
I tried some cheaper shoes, but they lacked the cushion and my feet were so sore all the time.

My shoes usually look like this or worse after about three weeks

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regular running shoes do not work, they melt right away :)
 

blueeyes

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Yvonne if you are destroying a pair of shoes every two months hiking on sharp wicked lava rock instead of buying new shoes that are on sale why not buy used tennis from second hand stores. I bet you could find tennis even hiking shoes that are in decent enough condition to hike 2 or 3 times then toss for cheaper than buying new on sale shoes.

There is no rubber sole that will hold up to that lava.

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blueeyes

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:eek: those are expensive! Says the women who bough 45 North boots. LOL

Wonder how long the Airpower would hold up to the lava. Yvonne maybe you can be come a tester for these guys. Tell them you will take their boots to the harshest conditions and report back. :giggle:
 

Yvonne

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Yvonne if you are destroying a pair of shoes every two months hiking on sharp wicked lava rock instead of buying new shoes that are on sale why not buy used tennis from second hand stores. I bet you could find tennis even hiking shoes that are in decent enough condition to hike 2 or 3 times then toss for cheaper than buying new on sale shoes.

There is no rubber sole that will hold up to that lava.

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Chere, the second picture is or was a pair of tennis shoes.
They are definitely a no go.

I guess no shoe will hold long against the heat, but I need to find a pair of hiking shoes that are nice to walk in. The Salomon shoes at least last a while, I wish they would be on sale more often.
I haven't tried any Merell shoes yet and will test a pair of The Northface shoes pretty soon.
 

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I know tennis won't hold up. Just suggesting a $5-10 pair from local desert industries would last maybe 3 hikes. Before needing the next pair. Trashing trash shoes, instead of new ones.

But if you want a good recommend on good hiking shoes try a pair of Salewa's. I have used the same pair for last 4 years on flat pedals with killer pegs that usually rip up 5'10s pretty quick. The Salewa's soles seem to hold up better.

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