Footwear problems. Walking 3000kms is hard on feet and shoes! So I’ve been doing plenty of research before I decide what will work for me.
A trail runner won’t last as long a a good hiking boot. But boots tend to be very heavy, stay damp a long time and you’ll still kill at least one pair about halfway through the journey.
So I’m on a hunt for a lightweight trail shoe, that will dry quickly when (it definitely will happen) it gets wet. Is robust enough for road walking and a long distance journey like this. Without breaking the bank because I’ll need 3 pairs!
At the moment Merrell have my attention, particularly the Moab model. They’re incredibly expensive here in NZ, about $250 upwards, but I can import pairs for closer to $100 a piece.
More research is needed!
Interesting feet releated thru hiking facts!
Your feet will be flat by the time you finish.
Your feet will likely be at least a full size larger!
You and your feet will have a love/hate relationship.
If anyone has recommendations or advice, I’m all ears!