Is it inevitable for feet to stink, or a sign of bad shoes?

Smelly shoes
Smelly shoes

The question was:

After just a day of wearing them, my feet smelled like death itself. Is this something I should just counter with foot powder, or is it a sign that I should invest in different waterproof shoes?

Read all the good advice on smelly shoes here.

Hiking Shoes, or Hiking Boots?

The question was:

I have read a lot of conflicting information – some say a good pair of hiking boots is required, especially if you are going in the Winter or Spring. Other sites say that hiking boots are overkill and that hiking shoes, or even a good pair of running shoes are sufficient. What do you think?

More than 130 responses (and 11.000 reads) all with good advice in the forum on this topic here.