You will find flip flops for lazy days in this category, climbing shoes for vertical days and hiking boots for adventurous days. Getting the right shoes for the job is important both for comfort and to prevent injury. If you are walking in the wet and mud, you will need waterproof boots with a lot of grip to keep you upright. You will need approach shoes or stiff hiking boots to provide maximum grip and ankle support for walking in the hills and mountains, traversing rocky slopes. It is worth thinking about materials used in the footwear—synthetic materials are often lighter and dry out quicker, but leather boots, properly cared for, can last for years. Sizing is also important to consider, for climbing shoes this is critical but even for walking boots, think about what socks you will wear in your winter boots for example, and if there is room in your usual size.