I'm in need of some new boots for my upcoming trip out west this summer. And I'm trying to lighten my load on my feet, and considering a trail runner, or a mid boot.
My question is, what is your take on the importance of a water proof shoe? I see a lot of good quality water proof shoes, but none of them look very breathable.
I mean, I am not going to be walking through giant puddles to the best of my ability, but what about if it starts heavily raining?
I've been blessed so far, as I've been a long time day hiker, and just over the last year and a half gotten into backpacking and I have never got caught in the rain. But that can't last forever.