The bf and I have taken up hiking, like actual in the mountain, all day hiking and the running shoes just aren't cutting it anymore. Fine when we were sticking to the coulees, but had a couple rocks bruise me through the bottom last good hike in the mountains and the walk back was just fun Also a little waterproof-ness would be nice.
So I'm looking for brand recommendations, tips for finding a good pair, things to look out for, that sort of thing.
I was up in Calgary at the Bass Pro Shop a couple months ago and was very disappointing by the women's boot section. It was all heeled, fashion boots at that time, so if anyone has any stores to check out too that'd be great. I'm not opposed to online ordering as long as there are good return policies.