- Apr 27, 2017
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- USA, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana
Exactly right. Too much is made of substituting various design attributes of footwear for strength and conditioning of the legs, ankles and feet. Matter of fact doing so becomes counter-productive very quickly.Good advise. I have two pairs of Courteney Selous boots and one pair of Courteney Warriors. They work great in mountainous terrain or when it’s cold - that means 15 *C in KZN. I have done many many hunts in vellies or running shoes, and they work perfectly well. On even terrain I would venture to say they work better than a heavy boot.
Someone mentioned strengthening ankles. You can not really strengthen the joint, but you can strengthen the supporting muscles, and most importantly improve your proprioception, so that you do not loose balance easily and sprain an ankle. The best start to achieve that is to see a good physiotherapist and religiously adhere to the exercises that they give you.