Walking boots



Falconhoof

Winger
I was thinking of doing some proper walking actually. Was looking at some of these, mainly as I still have a pair of timberland boots I bought in 1988 still going strong


I'll have a look at those too

Ive a pair of the Timberland Treeline and they are excellent
 

johnnyat87

Winger
Mine aren't boots but I use Salomon GTX 4's, I can't remember what I paid for them. But I walk in Greece a lot in them, admittedly during the summer months but they are excellent.
I've had the 1st and 3rd gen Speedcross and they're excellent.

Done national 3 peaks, hiked in the Grand Canyon, and many miles of walking anywhere and everywhere inbetween and they've never let me down.
 

legend7

Midfield
If you are near the York retail outlet place they have a Timberland shop. I got mine very cheap from there.
Didn't know they had one.
Couple hours but gives me something to do on a weekend which was partly why I was gonna take up walking.
Cheers man I'll have a look
 
Sending the boots (Adidas foligan) I bought back, they were doing great until the wet weather recently. Letting water in just walking through wet short grass. I’ll buy something over the counter at the weekend.
 

Jukebox

Midfield
I took a gamble and got a pair of Oboz Sawtooth II Mid B-Dry. I can confirm that they are very nice to look at and that I don't want to go out in them because they will get dirty. I will report back when I have plucked up the courage to go out in all the clarts and such.
 

glen

Winger
Anybody got any Anatom shoes / boots? Our local walking shop stocks them, and i'll be heading there in the next few days to get some new boots.
 
Are all these boots recommendations relatively easy to clean free of clarts.
I need to get some this weekend, but being so bone idle, don’t fancy the task of having to go to much trouble keeping them in good nick.
 

GingerNick

Striker
Are all these boots recommendations relatively easy to clean free of clarts.
I need to get some this weekend, but being so bone idle, don’t fancy the task of having to go to much trouble keeping them in good nick.
I have not washed mine in 4 years! they get wiped on some grass before they go in the boot bag

when they come out I bash them together to knock off any dried mud

leather or suede boots take more looking after , synthetic boots nowhere near as much

mine look like this pretty much all of the time! I am bone idle

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ajthemackem

Striker
if you are planning on doing a lot of hiking then socks are just as important as the boots I think

you want those socks with the looping yarn inside that stop blistering
Absolutely. Also Non-blister breathable socks are f***ing useless because if you get any sand or grit in your shoe it just cuts right through them*.
Big, thick, wool socks. Buy boots/shoes one or two sizes larger because your feet swell too.

*found out this on the way into St Ives from Lands End, my feet were a f***ing ruin.
 

GingerNick

Striker
if your boots fit properly there should be no rubbing


I wear a single layer pair of decent will socks with a slightly thicker heel and thats it..but thats the benefit of trying on several pairs of boots in a shop to get a good fit
 

ajthemackem

Striker
if your boots fit properly there should be no rubbing


I wear a single layer pair of decent will socks with a slightly thicker heel and thats it..but thats the benefit of trying on several pairs of boots in a shop to get a good fit
True, it depends I suppose. If you intend to be hiking a lot you'll need to go a larger size than usual as your feet swell up something chronic. I didn't know this and I burst out of my first pair of cheap ones on the way out of Taunton.:lol:
 

glen

Winger
I took a gamble and got a pair of Oboz Sawtooth II Mid B-Dry. I can confirm that they are very nice to look at and that I don't want to go out in them because they will get dirty. I will report back when I have plucked up the courage to go out in all the clarts and such.
Just bought exactly the same today
 

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