Should I buy a cheaper trail runner shoes or spend money on a hiking boot for a one-day hike?

Hiking boots do not have to be expensive, there are a lot of great boots in the market that can match the price range of a good pair of trail runners. One example of that is a pair of Hi-Tec boots that is on sale, that is priced $69. It is also great for daily use and it should do the trick if you are going to hike with it for one day.