Hiking boots should fit snug everywhere, tight nowhere and offer room to wiggle your toes. Try them on at the end of the day (after feet swell) and with the socks, you plan to wear.
Know your size. It’s best to have your foot's length, width and arch length measured. Foot volume, another key to a good fit, must be assessed by a specialist at a store.
The correct fit can go a long way...
When it comes to the right fit of gear, it is quite important. This can make the difference in allowing the gear or footwear to work with you and provide you what you expect from what it is designed for or if wrongly fit, be your worse nightmare. Items highly advisable to fit would be footwear, backpacks, and clothing as the main ones to mention.
Why hike lightweight?
A heavy backpack increases discomfort and injuries, and there are many studies that support this. The lighter you hike, the more comfortable and enjoyable the experience. Other than that, heart rate is important because it has a big impact on exhaustion – the higher your heart rate, the faster you will become exhausted. The weight you carry plays an important role in this factor.
Moisture Management Garments
Moisture Management can make a big difference in hiking. Moisture management is the ability of a fabric/garment to manage the moisture (primarily sweat) by transporting (or 'wicking') moisture away from the skin to the garment's outer surface, thus preventing perspiration from remaining next to the skin, helps prevent chafing and with packing light, adds to comfort and confidence.