Agreed.EDC, flat soled athletic-type shoes with an ability to grip concrete or granite should I need to climb. Heavier duty, I have a pair of USMC surplus boots from a military supply store which are excellent. They evidently were worn once in Afghanistan. I got them for $32.00.
Once in my 30s my wife and I hiked down Haleakala, a 14,000 ft. mountain in Hawaii. I had the latest, greatest pair of trail boots. By the time I got down to sea level I was a cripple. Make sure you know your shoes before going on a long trip.
I’m on vacation right now and wore a new pair of sketcher tennis shoes today. Even with well sized sneakers my feet are sore right now with all the exploring I did. I never realized even sneakers need to be broken in some. Not anything like boots but still some newness to wear in.Agreed.
And boots should be broken in before going on any trip.