Ayesha Curry Hiked Nearly 50 Miles Wearing These Lightweight Hiking Shoes

You can snag the lightweight hiking shoes — and her hydration pack — for your next adventure.

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Ayesha Curry, mom of three, bestselling cookbook author, and founder of Sweet July, has proven yet again that her success has no bounds. In addition to juggling all of the above, for the last couple of months, she's been encouraging people to vote, nailing family Halloween costumes, and going on seaside bike rides. Now, if that list of accomplishments (during a pandemic, no less) wasn't enough to impress, she's also been busy crushing some incredible hikes.

Curry recently posted photos on Instagram of her latest conquests, wearing a chic purple pullover, black leggings, a Camelbak Magic Hiking hydration backpack (Buy It, $100, amazon.com), and tan hiking boots. Standing on a dirt path, she flashed a peace sign as she smiled at the camera. "Hiked almost 50 miles last week!" she wrote in her caption. "It was incredible. Feeling stronger, clearer, and ready for 2021."

With a feed full of cooking and fitness content, it comes as no surprise that Curry would be up for the challenge, but in the comments, she admitted getting out there wasn't easy. "I don't have free time… I had to take time off," she replied to one commenter. "That was the hardest part 🤷🏽‍♀️." Let's face it — everyone can use a reminder (especially this year) about how important it is to take time for yourself and your mental health. Not only does this help to avoid burnout, but just five minutes of hiking in nature can instantly boost your mood, and also reduce stress, according to research.

Fifty miles is no small feat, and when you're hiking that much, a good pair of hiking boots is crucial to help protect and cushion your feet, prevent bruising and blisters, and tackle rough terrain, providing traction on rough, wet, and muddy trails. If you've ever tried to hike a serious trail in, say, lifestyle sneakers (or other unsuitable footwear) you know just how true this is.

From the look of the lugs (the bumps for traction on the outsole) on Curry's pair, she's wearing the Oboz Sawtooth II Low B-Dry Hiking Boots (Buy It, $140, zappos.com).

Oboz Sawtooth Low BDry

Buy It: Oboz Sawtooth II Low B-Dry Hiking Boots (Buy It, $140, zappos.com)

The shoes are designed with Oboz's signature O-fit insole to keep your foot in a neutral position regardless of the terrain, according to the brand. They're also waterproof yet breathable, so even if you step in a puddle or have to ford a stream on your hike, your feet won't get swampy. (

This low-cut style of hiking boots — sometimes called a light hiker — is usually better for a day hike, though some adventurers use them for mutli-day treks, too, Karsyn Ansari, an expert from gear retailer Backcountry.com, previously told Shape. Light hikers such as these from Oboz are a hybrid breed. They're essentially "a low-top shoe that fits much like a trail runner, but offers more support and a thicker more durable sole," says Ansari. (Read more: The Best Hiking Shoes and Boots For Women)

If you prefer a higher cut for more ankle support (or perhaps if you're hiking in colder weather), there's good news: Oboz makes a mid-height version of this same hiker.

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Buy It: Oboz Sawtooth II Mid B-Dry, $150, zappos.com

While these hiking boots may be Curry's choice, there are plenty of other options that look and feel similar — including the Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof Hiking Shoe and Keen Targhee II Low Height Waterproof Hiking Shoe. Both are also waterproof and have similar traction.

Merrell Women's Moab 2 Waterproof Hiking Shoe
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Buy It: Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof Hiking Shoe, from $94, amazon.com

KEEN Women’s Targhee 2 Low Height Waterproof Hiking Shoe
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Buy It: Keen Targhee II Low Height Waterproof Hiking Shoe, from $75, amazon.com

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