Hiking Boots

Discussion in 'SMB' started by __howdy__, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. __howdy__

    __howdy__ Winger

    Anyone recommend any?

    I don't really know much about what to look for but I'm going to be doing a fair bit of trekking over the next 12 months so really need to get some.
     
  2. Martin F

    Martin F Winger

    Get the best you can afford.
     
  3. ravydavygravy

    ravydavygravy Striker

    Meindl Bhutans

    lursherooney
     
  4. wilka88

    wilka88 Midfield

    Go Outdoors get a decent pair for about £40 depends how much walking you do
     
  5. HABA87

    HABA87 Winger

    If you can't afford top end, get ones with a good sole as a minimum. Vibram or suchlike.
     
  6. Are you near town? If you are pop into Reynolds on Derwent Street, if you're nearer Newcastle pop into either LD or Cotswolds to get proper fitting and advice, it'll save you a lot of pain and blisters in the long run (walk)
     
  7. __howdy__

    __howdy__ Winger

    Quite happy to spend a reasonable amount. Not especially sure what 'high end' costs, but happy to spend circa £100

    Thanks for the tip, but I'm actually based abroad. There are some hiking shops I can do that with but I wouldn't especially know what I'm askign for and i don't want to be taken for a ride of things I don't need etc
     
  8. ajthemackem

    ajthemackem Striker

    Hi Tecs.
    Seriously.
     
  9. Yeah, I was unsure with your avatar being what it is, hence me asking. Are you in Sweden I take it?

    Assuming you are then go to Naturkompaniet.
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018
  10. oROSSo

    oROSSo Striker Staff Member

    got some Anatom Q2's that have been great.
     
  11. ajthemackem

    ajthemackem Striker

    Had two pairs of these. Sturdy and comfy as all fuck.
    First pair made it from Exeter to John O' Groats and a good few hiking holidays beyond, replaced them with another pair.
     
  12. bennett83

    bennett83 Winger

    Got some north face ones and theyre comfortable, light and obviously weatherproof. Wear them to save my nice trainer's
     
  13. GingerNick

    GingerNick Striker

    decide if you need a leather 4 season boot or if you can get away with a lighter 3 season boot

    I have Salomon quest 4d GTX

    a 3 season gore tex boot

    supremely comfortable, no need for multiple pairs of socks or owt daft like that and a good high ankle

    well worth the money, when these ones are finished I will buy the exact same pair again
     
  14. A good outdoor shop should be able to find you the right pair depending on your needs. When I did the Yorkshire Three Peaks a few years back, the bloke in Tiso in Newcastle spent the best part of an hour asking questions and getting me to try stuff on and simulate walking up and down hills etc. I got a pair of Brashers in the end and they've done the job. Think they were about £100 but a wise investment. He steered me away from more expensive ones.
    The right socks are also worth investing in.
     
  15. __howdy__

    __howdy__ Winger

    Yes indeed.

    That actually is the store I planned to go to, also there is one nearby called Alewalds which I will check out.

    I actually tried on some North Face walking shoes rather than Boots at lunchtime which were on sale in a local sports shop. They looked very smart and durable but the grip on the bottom didn't appear especially durable.
     
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  16. darius

    darius Winger

    I have Bergha us Ridgemaster gortex lined. My second pair. Comfortable and not too heavy.
     
  17. ajthemackem

    ajthemackem Striker

    Bridgedales. Bought a pair and never looked back. :lol:
     
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  18. Fairly sure that's what mine are.
     
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  19. Mistral GTX Men's Hiking Boot

    These are the newer model to the ones I have, mine are older but have stood the test of time, heels are wearing a bit now mind, 10 years on !!!
    Still waterproof though
     
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  20. Check out the L'Aigle website.
     

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