Shoes for hike down from Gornergrat?
Hi, fellow travelers! We're booked on the Sep. 1, 2021 version of Switzerland: Europe's Crown Jewel and are getting pretty excited!
However, we just got our Itinerary from Tauck, and I notice that "Hiking boots with ankle support" are suggested for the hike down from the Gornergrat/Matterhorn viewpoint on Day 3. Can any experienced travelers tell me whether the boots are actually needed? I was planning to take a pair of substantial shoes with thick rubber soles, and I was really hoping to not need to take something like boots. Any advice on footwear?
Also, on this hike, are there multiple places you can pick up the train if you need to, or is it all or nothing?