Mount Rinjani generally dry terrain the composed material from volcanic such: Gravel, sand, and volcanic stone widely spread to all part of mountain. In this detailed article we outline the key characteristics we look for in a pair boots, as well as provide recommendations on good but affordable shoes.
Remember your feet are what get you to the top of Rinjani and back so make sure you follow the guidance in the article, or risk having sore feet, blisters and lost toenails.
First you’ll want to settle on a category hiking shoes, hiking boots, or backpacking boots? your primary intended use will dictate which category you choose
compare to boots, these shoes are lighter and more flexible but offer lest support. you would want to consider a hiking shoes if you are going shorter hikes, not carrying a lot of weight, generally composed of textile leather, suede, or synthetic reinforcement that provide a support structure and add abrasion resistance
Hiking boots more supportive and protective than hiking shoes. of course, they are going to be heavier than shoes. You might want consider boot if you are heading out on longer hikes, over rougher terrain, or who is prone to rolled ankles or tweaked knees it composed of textile with leather, suede, or synthetic reinforcement, all leather options are available as well, and you’ll full or partition rand (strips of rubber or highly abrasion-resistant material around where the upper meet the sole.
Long multi day treks carrying heavy loads are going to call for backpacking boots, they’re tough and able to cope with all kind of terrain and weather conditions, they’re taller and stiffer than hiking boots. Which mean they have thicker, more aggressive outsole and more protective all around
It is important that you bring good quality trekking socks. You should avoid cotton or cotton-blend socks as these absorb and retain moisture, keeping your feet damp and making them susceptible to blistering. We recommend 2x Wool trekking sock as these are the best for wicking moisture away from the foot. The best trekking sock manufacturers include Point6, Smartwool and Bridgedale. All three brand manufacture their xocks from really soft merino wool which is great for comfort and performance. If you are allergic to wool we would go for acrylic or acrylic-blend alternative like those from Wigwam.
Key characteristics to look out for include:
• Flat seams. Bulky seams are prone to increase friction which result in blister
• Thick socks as they provide more cushion for the foot.
• Snug, not tight, fit
On summit night you will need to wear thermal socks. Ragg woll is the best material for thermal socks. some people go with a polypropylene liner to assist with the wicking process.
We recommend 1x extra thick/Heavy thermal socks, the best quality thermal socks are heavy variation made by Smartwool. In terms of liner socks we recommend taking 1 x Polypropylene liner socks