The Ultimate Guide to Choose Your Hiking Boots - Fro...

This article explains the types, anatomy and common materials used in hiking boots. You also can learn how to fit, break-in, clean and maintain your boots for long-term comfortable wear.a
Types of Hiking Boots Hiking shoes Low-cut design with flexible midsoles is excellent for day hiking when your pack is light and the trails are groomed. Hiking shoes have stiffer soles, more stability, and better traction than typical running shoes.    Still, some professional ultralight backpackers may even choose trail-running shoes for long-distance journeys, since they are fully aware that added ounces and pounds on their feet take their toll in terms of energy expenditure by the end of the day....
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The Definitive Guide to Choose Your Combat Boots - F...

This post addresses what are the requirements and features of tactical boots that a police officer, civil defence worker or military soldier should consider when choosing their right military boots. And how to find their perfect fitting boots with correct methods to break-in their newly bought combat boots.
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What are the Requirements of a Law Enforcement Officer Has Towards Their Boots? We list down the most common features police officers, civil defence workers or military soldiers asking from Tactical Boots below.   Waterproof A law enforcement officer has to always deal with unexpected and challenging circumstances, leading them to step into puddles of water and wade across rivers or creeks.   They cannot hesitate about getting their feet wet during emergency times, right?   If you want to know more about the truth...
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The Blatant Truth To Waterproof Footwear - There is ...

This blog address the commonly asked questions about waterproof shoes and boots and what is the myth we have towards it.a
What is Waterproof Footwear? Waterproof boots or shoes mean they can submerge in the water a while and water could not soak into the materials, your feet will stay dry.   Below shows a few water droplets on top of the boots after dipping into the water, which means water cannot get in the footwear and your feet is protected.   However, there are trade-offs for the shoes being waterproof, such as they are usually stiff, lack flexibility and the nonporous materials hold in moisture...
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Is Hiking Just A Walking Off-Road?

When you walk, you are only trekking a relatively smooth and flat path without too many hurdles. Hiking involves walking,...
When you walk, you are only trekking a relatively smooth and flat path without too many hurdles. Hiking involves walking, but there’s a bit more to it that ventures out past your neighborhood park. Hiking, is better defined by taking to the trails and being out to explore nature. There is also some elevation change that usually comes with hiking, like reaching a summit or traveling along a ridgeline.   Hiking vs. Walking   For those that find the gym...
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How to break-in boots at home?

Even if you find the perfect boot size for hiking or trekking, here are some things to do at home...
Even if you find the perfect boot size for hiking or trekking, here are some things to do at home to prepare for the upcoming outdoor adventure to prevent the formation of blisters or at least reduce the chance of its formation.   1. Wear Boots At Home Gradually increase the time spent in your new boots during the day; start from half an hour to 3 hours in a few weeks. All the while, adjust and pay attention to...
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How to choose hiking shoes - Mid Cut or Low Cut

Ever browsed for trail walking and hiking shoes and wonder why there are mid cut and low cut ones?  ...
Ever browsed for trail walking and hiking shoes and wonder why there are mid cut and low cut ones?   Low cut ALTAI® Black Hiking Shoes (left) Mid cut ALTAI® Black Waterproof Hiking Boots with Zipper (right)   Low Cut Trail Walking Shoes In hot and sunny Singapore where people are practical about the clothing they wear, low cut trail walking shoes are favoured over mid cut ones because they give better wind exposure around the ankles as a cooling mechanism. If you’re going...
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How to clean hiking shoes?

Hiking shoes are made to roll in the dirt. That said, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to clean them....
Hiking shoes are made to roll in the dirt. That said, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to clean them. Leaving your shoes to soak in grime and dirt will promote bacterial and fungal growth. Keeping your shoes clean and dry after a hike will ensure that they last longer before you have to replace them. A well-kept pair of hiking shoes will also maintain good traction on the trail to help you travel further with less energy. It is...
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How To Prevent Nasty Trench Foot?

You’re on the trail, having a good time taking in the amazing sights and sounds of nature. You’re fuelled by...
You’re on the trail, having a good time taking in the amazing sights and sounds of nature. You’re fuelled by adrenaline as you press on. There’s an ache in your feet which you attribute to a long day’s hike. But soon that ache swells into a tingling pain accompanied by an itchy sensation. You decide it’s time to rest, and when you take off your shoes, you see this:   Trench foot happens when your feet are exposed to wet...
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Changi Point Coastal Walk

  When we think of Changi, two things usually come to mind – the airport and the famous Nasi Lemak...
  When we think of Changi, two things usually come to mind – the airport and the famous Nasi Lemak at Changi village hawker centre.But did you know that there’s also an amazingly scenic trekking route right behind the hawker centre?   Changi Point Coastal Walk is a relatively easy 2km hike along the shoreline.The trek is divided into 6 sections with their distinct landmarks.   Let's go burn some calories! First up is Creek Walk! This is where the...
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Labrador Nature Coastal Walk

If you don’t feel fit enough to take on the regular hiking routes around Singapore,this shaded walk through the Labrador...
If you don’t feel fit enough to take on the regular hiking routes around Singapore,this shaded walk through the Labrador Nature Reserve on flat terrain is an ideal start for you. At around 2km, this route is scenic, accessible, and beginner-friendly.       Right outside Labrador MRT is the mouth of Berlayer Creek where there is a wooden pavilion rest point. You can go up to its roof to catch a view of the mangrove creek that you’re about...
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How to choose a good pair of hiking boots?

Hiking through nature can be a spectacular experience. From great open plains to golden deserts to lush forests, our planet...
Hiking through nature can be a spectacular experience. From great open plains to golden deserts to lush forests, our planet never ceases to amaze. But the price of these hiking attractions is often paid for by your feet as you walk over all kinds of terrain like gravel, mud, sand, snow, and woodland foliage. Therefore, it is important to choose the right pair of hiking boots in order to reap the maximum benefits of a hike while minimising the harm done to your feet....
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