Outdoor Footwear: A Guide from Moccasin to Modern Hiking Boot

A look at shoe technology over the years will give you a new appreciation for today's footwear, and help you choose the right boot for your trek.

Hiking Boots Outdoors
A sturdy pair of boots seems so essential to any outdoor activity today that it's hard to believe they're a relatively recent development in history.
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