Unquestionably, walking shoes of good quality ; ankle boots

if you carry a pack of more than 10 kgs/ 22 lbs ; with flexible soles and good support; which dry quickly; but above all the lightest possible. 1,400,000 footsteps between St. Jean and Santiago: if you save yourself 100 grams per shoe, you save your legs from lifting 140 tons over the course of your journey… !!!

And of course your will have tried them out and “broke them in” during your practice hikes. Avoid beginning the Camino with new shoes! For women who have difficulty finding good shoes because of sometimes-problematic feet: (wide, highly arched, irregular shape…): have you tried men’s styles? Consider also using high-quality terry hiking socks — this is often the secret for healthy feet.