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What style Hokas? Do you know how many miles were already on them or were they new? Was thinking of switching from Altra Lone Peaks as the quality isn’t what it once was.Hello I did this in a pair of asolo gtx mid boots, my daughter did it in hokas
which were dreadful and fell apart
I disagree. Lots of walking shoes and boots these days don't need much breaking in at all. Just give them a couple of trips out before, work put any hotspots... and enjoy the walking! There's no need for worrying about this.And if you haven't already broken in good boots or shoes, you're kinda late for a mid June start.
While it was certainly once true that the leather shoes and hiking boots of yore needed "breaking in" to fit themselves to the shape of our foot and become comfortable and not blister-producing, my understanding is that it is no longer true with modern trail runners. These do not conform themselves to the shape of your foot, as the leather shoes of old did. In short, they don't "break in". You need to wear them before you go to see if they fit you well and conform to your foot. If they don't, no amount of breaking in will fix it. You need different shoes.And if you haven't already broken in good boots or shoes, you're kinda late for a mid June start.
No boots needed. I did Primitivo in April, used trail runners. Salomon Speedcross 5 GTX. Not sure is you need GTX in June. Agree regarding not really needing to break in shoes. More important to find shoes that fit your feet. And wear thin, woollen socks. Every day. Always.Hi, i will be walking Camino Primitivo second week of June. Has anyone got shoes recomendations? Are boots best for this route? Thank you
FWIW, I walked Primitivo in 2018 with barefoot shoes. They worked quite well, no problems whatsoever, though steeper descents with loose stones had to be taken with appropriate respect. This might be relevant with all types of shoes, however.Hi, i will be walking Camino Primitivo second week of June. Has anyone got shoes recomendations? Are boots best for this route? Thank you