What kind of shoes to wear for the Camino

Elegir buen calzado es importante para el Camino de Santiago

The choice of shoes is a section that must be carefully ponder when preparing the Camino de Santiago.
Keep in mind that we will walk 20-30 miles a day and we can not take this decision lightly.
Proper footwear will prevent that we are forced to abandon your journey.

It is true that each person is different and this means that each pilgrim has a different foot and needs a different shoe, but there are common issues for all who will facilitate the choice.

First of all and most important, never brand new shoes on the route. Our feet should be accustomed to our shoes or boots before starting the Camino. So we avoid the risk of chafing and blisters. The shoe should fit the foot easily. But beware, you should not use a too old shoes. Neither one extreme or another.

The best is a flexible shoe and to provide the necessary stability. Keep in mind that we are pilgrims and we will cross paths hard and soft.

We are going to walk on pavement, gravel areas, agricultural land or clay soils. The hiking shoes and trail running shoes are what can best adapt to these surfaces.

Furthermore, these types of shoes have more cushioning than conventional hiking boots. It’s true that hiking boots protect over ankles but are less light and may even overheat over the foot. The Camino de Santiago is not really a high mountain trekking and do not need to opt for a heavy boot.

Gore-Tex fabric is waterproof and breathable. It is always a good choice. It will keep your foot from getting wet and sweat too.

And what about the socks? You also have to choose them well because they are highly linked with possible pain in our feet. The important thing is to choose a technical sock, seamless and always well placed.

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    The choice of shoes is a section that must be carefully ponder when preparing the Camino de Santiago.
    Keep in mind that we will walk 20-30 miles a day and we can not take this decision lightly.
    Proper footwear will prevent that we are forced to abandon your journey.

    It is true that each person is different and this means that each pilgrim has a different foot and needs a different shoe, but there are common issues for all who will facilitate the choice.

    First of all and most important, never brand new shoes on the route. Our feet should be accustomed to our shoes or boots before starting the Camino. So we avoid the risk of chafing and blisters. The shoe should fit the foot easily. But beware, you should not use a too old shoes. Neither one extreme or another.

    The best is a flexible shoe and to provide the necessary stability. Keep in mind that we are pilgrims and we will cross paths hard and soft.

    We are going to walk on pavement, gravel areas, agricultural land or clay soils. The hiking shoes and trail running shoes are what can best adapt to these surfaces.

    Furthermore, these types of shoes have more cushioning than conventional hiking boots. It’s true that hiking boots protect over ankles but are less light and may even overheat over the foot. The Camino de Santiago is not really a high mountain trekking and do not need to opt for a heavy boot.

    Gore-Tex fabric is waterproof and breathable. It is always a good choice. It will keep your foot from getting wet and sweat too.

    And what about the socks? You also have to choose them well because they are highly linked with possible pain in our feet. The important thing is to choose a technical sock, seamless and always well placed.

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