Are Dr. Martens good for hiking?
The most obvious reason why you shouldn’t hike in Dr. Martens seems obvious: they’re simply not made for hiking. They aren’t made to support your foot through such intense days of walking, and they also aren’t made to withstand all kinds of terrain. It’s a great boot, however, it’s a working boot – not a hiking boot. People who did try to go for actual hikes in Dr. Martens had poor experiences, including foot pain and boots falling apart, since they can’t handle the rough paths, which you might take them through.
Technically you can hike in Dr. Martens, but it’s not recommended by professionals. Especially, if you’re going on longer hikes you ought to invest in a pair of decent hiking boots. Check out Merrel MOAB hiking boots or Keen Targhee, those are some of the most popular hiking boots on the market.
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