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    Footwear & Socks

    Everything you need to know to prepare your feet for the hike up Kilimanjaro. We've got the tips for footwear/ boots and what socks your going to want to keep those feet comfy and moving up the mountain.


    Footwear & Socks

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    These waterproof women’s boots are lighter weight and fit a narrower foot. (Rachel's recommendation)

    Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots - Women's

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    These waterproof men’s boots have great cushion and are extremely warm. (Katie's recommendation)

    Chameleon Thermo 6 Waterproof

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    We love these waterproof women’s boots for their wider foot bed and good arch support! (Amy's recommendation) These are available for men as well!

    Asolo TPS 520 GV Hiking Boots - Women's

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    These are my trekking boots. They were very sturdy, but also very comfortable and kept my feet warm and dry the whole time on Kili. I still have them and use them all the time. Even today since it’s raining! (Michael's recommendation)

    Power Matic 200 GV

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    I absolutely love these Smartwool Trekking Heavy Crew Socks for hiking! They have just enough cushion to be comfortable but don’t take up too much room in my boots. Even after wearing them on two Kilimanjaro treks and throughout four New England winters, they are still in great shape and have a few more years in them! Absolutely worth the investment. (Katie's recommendation but everyone in our office loves these too!)

    PhD® Outdoor Heavy Over-the-Calf Sock - Socks - PhD Collection

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    Gaitors keep mud and dirt from getting into your boots. You wouldn’t think these would be necessary, but they are critical to your summit success especially since the mountain can be very muddy at lower elevations! They are very durable and I still use the same pair during New England winters. (Michael's recommendation)

    Men's Crocodiles™

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    It really is... I can attest to this!

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    Stretch Neo Gaiter - Rab

    Stretch Neo Gaiter - Rab

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    Black Diamond Apex Gaiter

    Apex Gaiter - Black Diamond Gear

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    Black Diamond FrontPoint Gaiter

    FrontPoint Gaiter - Black Diamond Gear

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    Backpacker Bible: Never Get a Blister | Backpacker Magazine

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    How to Lace a Hiking Boot For Better Fit... summed up very nicely by Section Hiker! Every foot is uniquely different, help make yours happier on a long distance adventure by trying out some of these lacing techniques.

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    Mountaineering Over-the-Calf Extra Cushion by Darn Tough, Made in Vermont

    Men's Hike/Trek - Men - Darn Tough Socks

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    Thorlos ST Unisex Mountaineering Socks

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    Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters - Women\'s

    Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters - Women's

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    Very comfortable and a great price point (Amy's recommendation).

    Beartooth BDRY - Sky Blue

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    Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters

    Men's Verglas Gaiters™

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    Zamberlan 1006 Vioz Plus GT RR Hiking Boots - Men's. A great brand for your Kilimanjaro trek.

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    Hiking boots for the Kids! Merrell Chameleon Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots - Kids

    Kids' Hiking Boots at REI

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    Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew Socks - Women. These socks are locally sourced and made.

    Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew Socks - Women's

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    Thorlo Trekking Socks: High-density padding at heel and toe cushions and protects feet from blisters

    Thorlo Trekking Socks

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    REI Merino Wool Expedition Socks - Excellent (and warm) choice for Kilimanjaro

    REI Merino Wool Expedition Socks

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    SmartWool Hiking Socks - Women. Lightweight socks.

    SmartWool Hiking Socks - Women's

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    I absolutely love these Smartwool Trekking Heavy Crew Socks for hiking! They have just enough cushion to be comfortable but don’t take up too much room in my boots. Even after wearing them on two Kilimanjaro treks and throughout four New England winters, they are still in great shape and have a few more years in them! Absolutely worth the investment. (Katie's recommendation but everyone in our office loves these too!)

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    These are my trekking boots. They were very sturdy, but also very comfortable and kept my feet warm and dry the whole time on Kili. I still have them and use them all the time. Even today since it’s raining! (Michael's recommendation)

    Backpacking, Asolo hiking shoes, Mountain, Boots, buy

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