A week-long trek up one of the biggest mountains in the world means that you’ll need to have the right kind of footwear with you – or you simply won’t make it to the summit. For those of you contemplating Kilimanjaro climbs this year, here are some of the best shoes to help you complete the challenge.
Hi-Tec Altitude IV
These are some of the best hiking boots on the market so if you want to be confident in your choice of footwear, opt for these. They’re comfortable, durable and very lightweight so perfect for long and intense hikes. The outside of the shoe is waterproof leather as well and they come in a variety of prices so you’re sure to find one you can afford.
Another option would be these from Timberland, which many people have gone for when planning hikes up Kilimanjaro. They won’t perhaps last as long as the Hi-Tec Altitudes but they should be good for a couple of years at least. They’re heavier than the IVs but come with a GoreTex membrane so are waterproof and will allow your feet to breathe.
Asolo TPS 520 GV
These are a more expensive option for climbing Kilimanjaro but your feet will certainly thank you for spending the money. They’re strong and will last you years if looked after properly. Just make sure you wear them in so you don’t have any blisters on your climb.
Other gear to remember to pack includes gaiters, thermal socks and trekking socks so you can climb in as much comfort as possible.