You are best to consider taking 2 pair of walking shoes, forget the hiking boots unless you are going for extensive hiking. I never have taken them and hike a few miles easily with sneakers. Glaicer landings- they provide boots if needed, but usually not, it is more like walking on concete than glare ice.
A lot of the outdoor stores sell something called "trail shoes" - a cross between a hiking boot and tennis shoes. They are lightweight like tennis shoes but have better soles and traction for walking on uneven terrain. I bought a pair last year for hiking over lava flows in Volcano National Park in Hawaii (tennis shoes were not recommended). I've worn them a lot since and I am looking for another pair to take on our August AK cruise. I highly recommend them if you want to tavel light and bring one pair of shoes that are comfortable, durable and will serve many purposes.
That was my thought regarding the hiking boots! Where did you purchase your "trail shoes"? I thought a company like LANDS END would have some good ones, but were sold out of my size when I tried to order. I will start to look at other outdoor stores. Thnaks for the info!
Just make sure that what ever shoes you take that they are not new and broken in, just a nice pair of comfortable foot wear. I had boots with me, but even at home I wear them all the time and they are broken in nicely and totally comfortable, thats whats inportant.
I got mine at a Campmor's store - they also have a website. I have looked for the same pair online but haven't been able to find them as there are now newer versions. In my search I found a place called Zappos.com. They have a big selection. If you have any type of camping/outdoor equipment store near you they should have a good selection. I wouldn't buy them without trying them on first. I bought mine in Jan and got a good price as I think they were a left over style from the previous summer.