Should I use insoles?

The question was: I will soon be doing my first Camino. I have two metal plates in my spine from a car accident many years ago, and because of this I need good cushioning in my boots, otherwise my back aches. I understand a lot of the Camino will be on hard surfaces – tarmac,…

Shoes used to walk the Camino de Santiago

The question was: Hi all, there are so many threads in regards to footwear, many opinions, many different kinds of footwear. I know a common reply is: “use what works best for your feet” and “the same thing does not work for everyone”, while that is true it’s nice as a newbie to get some…

My laces don’t stay tied well, any tips?

The question was: I’m experimenting with my Merrells (both the boots and the shoes) on a daily basis, and I’m finding that as Wonderful as these are for my feet, the laces don’t stay tied well. […] But does anyone have a solution? A trick? Another lace they’d recommend? Read all the good advice on…

Hiking Shoes, or Hiking Boots?

Question forum the forum: 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….