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Running shoes ok for walking along gorge trails?

I have a weekend between two work weeks in Zurich and would like to spend some time walking along river gorges. I have done hiking/cable car+boat rides and thus this would be new to me. I did enjoy walking along some river gorges in Austria and now want to do it in Switzerland too. Besides, I need to escape the muggy air trapped in downtown Zurich.

I don't have a ton of luggage space and want to avoid bringing my hiking boots. Will normal running shoes suffice? I believe those "trails" along river gorges such as Are Gorge are not rugged. Thanks.

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Switzerland has excellent walking trails. Sturdy modern athletic/running shoes are far better than anything I had for hiking way back when. But, bring a few pairs of excellent hiking socks too.