Highest priority for hikers is foot care.
Know that your feet expand while hiking — especially in hot weather — so many of us buy walking shoes a size larger than what we wear in the city.
I loved Christopher Mcdougall’s book …
That said, I’ve never hiked barefoot or with minimal shoes. Raised in cold Canada, my feet are wimpy.
If you have time, go back to the beginning. Listen to an audiocast about the history of footwear.