Just curious what folk are wearing on their feet for hiking trips, I started using trail shoes a couple of years ago and haven''t gone back to boots since, with the exception of winter trips when there's snow down, ice or just plain nasty conditions. Pro's and cons of trail shoes? Pros imho are they are light, allowing you more mileage and longer days, they dry quickly and they are better ventilated for warm weather. You can easily wade straight through rivers without worrying about getting them wet, like you would with a lined boot, half an hour down the trail and they're pretty much dry. Cons? Probably the main one for me is an occasional lack of support, I've not actually done it yet but I've been close to rolling an ankle on a couple of occasions, luckily with poles I've saved myself. A sprain or worse could be a trip ender so I mindful when I'm out, especially on bouldery terrain. Chris Townsend once said, a pound on the foot is worth five in the pack, meaning weight saved on the feet is worth much more than that in the pack, a lighter shoe means a lot less effort and better foot placement, more energy in the legs on ascents and at the end of the day. It's a personal choice and a debate that's run for a good few years now, I'd recommend anyone to try it at some point, just wear an old pair of meshy trainers and head out for a day walk, get them wet early on and just set off. A couple of things I've learned with trail shoes, wear a pair of light ankle/scree gaiters when crossing heather or grassy terrain, I get really irritated by bits in my shoes. The other is to wash your shoes and insoles at the end of the day, especially if you've been wading through mud and silty rivers all day. A fine paste builds up behind the toes in the foot bed and gives me blisters eventually, just one to think about. I mention my foot care routine in the wash kit thread So what's your preference?