If you suffer from pronation, buying the right hiking shoe can help. Before heading out on a day hike or any other kind of long walking trip, be sure to have yourself checked for pronation. This is the tendency to rotate your foot inward, which places undue stress on the unsupported edge of your foot. Walking with a heavy backpack can make the situation worse. Prevent this by paying attention to the correct placement of your foot as you walk. Insoles are also available to guide your feet into proper position.