What footwear for Inca Trail?

The Inca Trail sector of the stone path that once extended from Cusco to Machu Picchu, is one of the world´s signature outdoor excursions. Nothing matches the sensation of walking over the ridge that leads to the Lost City of the Inca just as the sun cast its first yellow glow over the ancient stone buildings.


Though the journey by PeruRail is the easiest way to get to Machu Picchu, most travelers who arrive via the Inca Trail wouldn´t have done it any other way. There are limits on the number of trail users, but you´ll still see a lot of fellow trekers along the way. The four-day trek takes you past ruins and through stunning scenery, starting in the thin

Many of the historical places, such as Machu Picchu are in changing areas in terms of types of terrain and so hiking is challenging and appropriate hiking shoes are necessary for your personal and pleasant safety travel experience. The shoes should be comfortable, they should have good tread. Closed shoes are the best way to keep your feet warm, safe and protected.

Saying you need good hiking shoes is obvious. However, it almost always ends with injuries and discomfort in the feet, as a result of having used an inappropriate pair of shoes.

Here are some tips to avoid having problems:

  • Consider the terrain, for which you are going to walk – Non-slip sole.
  • Keep in mind that you will climb slopes – shoes with a high top, for the grip and support of your joints.
  • The climate is varied – look for waterproof shoes.