I have searched subjects by threads and reread many of the posts. I have come back to this many times as a newbie that I am to maintain bearing in finding the knowledge available. I appreciate the veteran input and the honest "it depends" answers according to the situations presented.
There is a lot of good information in the article. I have a questions about wearing boots/trail shoes ect. I enjoy wearing sandals a lot but I'm nervous about wearing them on hikes. Are hiking sandals okay to wear on easy hikes for people starting out?