Just like Cycling Shoes, Hiking Boots and Hiking Shoes are an important part of your outdoor adventure. Hiking boots are made tuff to withstand the terrain and uneven surfaces. The thick rubber soles have teeth like treads to help you grip on to rocks and protect you feet against sharp objects and thorns. When buying a pair of hiking boots or shoes, it is always advisable to wear them in. Make them form part of your foot so that they will be comfortable when on a hike. Hiking boots should always be dry and kept clean. A pair of water proof hiking boots needs to be taken off to dry out from the moister of your foot. A good pair of hiking boots should last you a good couple of years.