Day Eleven: Hiking Boots

Over the summer I created over 35 achievement badges for the Withings Health Mate fitness app.

Day eleven is hiking boots!


“Hiking became popular in England as the Industrial Revolution led to more leisure time for the growing middle class. A desire to spend time in natural settings and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside led to the formation of groups such as England’s Ramblers Association, which was formed to maintain ancient footpaths.

Hiking boots, or lighter weight trail shoes, offer many safety and comfort features that ordinary athletic shoes don’t have. Hiking boots are waterproof, or water resistant. They have thick, sturdy soles that help a hiker maintain his or her balance on a slippery or uneven trail, and many styles have rugged “rock guard” areas around the toe and heel area to protect the feet. Trail shoes are low-profile styles, and hiking boots give more ankle support.”


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