This is undoubtedly the most important element within the entirety of your walk clothing – especially for the participants of the longest routes.
We recommend choosing comfortable sports/running shoes or travel/hiking shoes – they can be ankle-high or not. If you are planning to buy new shoes, you should try them out beforehand in at least one test walk – you will be able to make sure that the shoes are not squeezing or rubbing your feet, as well as stretch them according to their shape. Your test walk should make up around half of your chosen Quarry Trek route – this way you will be able to truly gauge your feet’s reaction to the shoes. Test your new shoes out on a variety of terrains – forest pathways, the kinds of paths that you will encounter during your Quarry Trek walk.
Be careful when choosing everyday leisure shoes with a flat, even sole – they are not as comfortable in a long-distance walk as they might seem to be at first glance. After conquering the first twenty kilometers, you will definitely feel your soles hurting.
Feet tend to swell while walking long distances, thus shoes which would usually be a size too big for you will be a perfect fit during the walk. Sports shoes take precedence over travel or leisure shoes in this case, as the former allow the feet to expand more.