With lockdown continuing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, walking both for weight loss and general fitness has become a key part of our lifestyles. And now with lockdown restrictions eased, we can get out for much longer strolls and hikes!
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best walking boots for every occasion, from a gentle stroll in the park to a full-on hike…
The Women’s Supalite II GTX Tech Boots from Berghaus (£155) feature GORE-TEX® technology, to keep water out while letting sweat escape, so your feet will never get wet or clammy. Perfect for long hikes or coastal trails! Vivobareboot’s The Tracker (£190) is a minimalist boot designed to protect your feet over rough terrains yet allow natural freedom of movement thanks to its ‘barefoot’-style sole.
Jack Wolfskin’s Force Striker Mid (£140) is the brand’s lightest technical hiking shoe to date, featuring an innovative FORCE PLATE that provides both protection and power to keep your legs fresh and well propelled on serious treks.
Ariat’s Skyline Summit Gore-Tex (£170) feature a waterproof GORE-TEX lining to keep feet dry. The boots also boast shock-absorbing qualities to protect your feet on the roughest of terrains.
New for SS20, KEEN’s Terradora II Waterproof Hiking Trainers (£99.99) feature the same flawless fit and support of the original collection, but with new upgrades to deliver greater comfort, performance and traction. The sustainable design is created using a safe PFC free durable water repellent and infused with eco anti-odour treatment that uses probiotics rather than chemical alternatives, which can be harmful to the environment.
Hanwag’s Belorado II TubeTec Lady GTX (£190) feature advanced sole technology to provide the comfort of a trainer paired with the performance of a walking shoe. They are also lightweight and breathable, making them perfect for long summer walks.