The 10 Best hiking boots
Whether you're tackling the Pennine Way or just rambling around, it’s well worth investing in the right footwear for the job
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Meindl is a top name in the world of walking boots. Its latest offering is full leather with a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex lining, yet a lot cheaper than you'd expect.
Designed by women for women, these premium, durable, waterproof boots have a nubuck leather upper combined with high-performance mesh to provide great comfort.
Not sure if you want to make that step from walking shoes to boots? This mid-height offering from Merrell walks the line between both – ideal for intensive activity.
Pricey, yes, but this award-winning boot has been an icon in the Scarpa collection for years. Now updated with even better performance.
This lightweight boot has been specially made with women in mind and is ideal for one- to two-day hikes. Without getting too technical, the three layers of the 3D chassis give great protection from stones.
Whether you're hiking, cycling, camping or simply working in hot weather, these stylish, high-performing boots are an ideal companion. They're waterproof and breathable.
Despite the relatively low price, these could just be the most comfortable hiking boots you will ever own. Seriously, as soon as you put them on, they feel as if you have owned them for years.
KEEN has earned itself a reputation for superb comfort and performance. This mid-cut, lightweight boot has a dry, waterproof, breathable membrane and great traction.
Meindl has produced footwear in Germany for more than 300 years and the trusty Burma still remains its best-known boot. They have a particularly superior grip.
These boots have earned themselves a reputation for being comfortable straight from the box and during every stride on your walk. They've got a nice grippy outsole.
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