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I'm traveling to Ireland with my partner next month, and while we are renting a car, we will also be doing a bit of walking.

What is the best shoe for daily walking, plus also light hiking? We're aiming to travel as minimal as possible, so I only want to take one pair of shoes (plus flip flops)

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    Trail runners! If warm enough, hike in your flip flops ;) 2 months ago

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    Paladiums - light canvas shoes with great profile. The emphasys is on light. They are not waterproof, but that is overrated anyway. No one keeps his feet dry. Plus you can was them in a machine if necessary 2 months ago

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    Merrell Waterpro Maipo. 2 months ago

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    There aren't many places in the world as wet as Ireland. You are going to want goretex or similar. You could go with a low/ mid boot for lightness if you're mostly staying on roads and good paths. If you are going more off road then a higher boot will benefit you. Different feet suit different brands, so go to an outdoors shop and try some on. Personally I prefer salomon.

    If you hike in flip flops or canvas shoes you're going to be miserable! 2 months ago

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    I use the north face mid boot for trek, they are goretex and super comfty, for high mountain i use the columbia high boots bootcat, they feel like clouds and.protect you under -22 centigrados, also gore tex.
    For me, almost the only thing I invest its on my shoes. Cause my feet takes me everywhere. But dont forget to protect you from sun, cold or rain.
    I hope this helps you. Have fun! 2 months ago

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    I've been hiking for over 50 years in many locations. I started with heavy duty leather hiking boots that had to be sealed for wet weather. Now I generally using a running or cross trainer that has some grip. I don't have ankle problems so this works for me. If you don't walk or hike a lot a mid high athletic shoe might be better. Consider style if you are using them for in town activities, maybe a dark color would be better. For more serious hiking use a synthetic material hiking boot named brand like, Merrill or Columbia. All these shoes and boots should fit comfortably the very first time. Try them out before you go. 2 months ago

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    I work on my feet and walk/hike long distances in my city and when I travel - and I love Nike Free Flyknit sneakers. They are light, not too hot, easy to wash, with an extremely comfortable sole. I just took them on a five day desert hiking trip in southern California. I recommend them to everyone! 2 months ago

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    I would definitely agree with goretex part piece on any shoe for somewhere like Ireland. I took a pair of goretex Salomon hiking boots with me as my only shoe for two months in England with plenty of hiking. They were wonderful! The only time my feet got wet was when I neglected to put my rain pants on as heavy rain came in. I have wider feet and found Salomon to fit me well. If you have strong ankles than you may not need a hiking boot, but I'd still recommend goretex. Depending on how much daily walking you'll be doing you might look into an insert with some extra arch support beyond the basic, which comes with every shoe (even hiking boots). Admittedly there is more lacing involved each time you go to put on hiking boots. If your pants can be worn outside your hiking boot to cover the top bit it won't look too out of place in town. 2 months ago

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    Yes.. Merrel waterproof ankle hiking boots. Hitechs are a bit heavier and more expensive.. always wash and wear 2 pair of socks a day if yiu're walking all day and you wont need sub zerotemp boots. We walked an avaeage of 8 12 miles a day there in the solo Khumbu. Hang your socks on your backpack as you walk to dry in fhe sun
    I love merrells.. my sboe of choice whrther city walking.. hill climbing or brook jumping. about 1 month ago

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    My merrels were so important to me in Nepal that when we went into temples i took them off but stuffed them hidden in my backpack and carried them for fear of the unthinkable about 1 month ago

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