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Our Top 5 Men's and Women's Walking Boots
Our range of exciting new season walking boots are here and there’s something for every adventure, from walks in the park to long days out in the hills. Our footwear buyer, Tim, has picked a selection of our best new hiking boots, featuring exclusive products, new technologies and improved fit so you can enjoy the outdoors in comfort.
Whatever adventures you’ve got planned it’s imperative to get a boot which fits well and is suitable for the level of activity you’re undertaking. Take a look at our handy boot fitting guide and visit your local store for a full boot fit with one of our expert staff members.
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Treksta Guide X5
Brand new for spring, this Treksta Guide X5 boot is instantly comfortable, close fitting and supportive. This is thanks to the exclusive nest-fit technology which Treksta use to create their boots. Unlike other footwear manufacturers Treksta build their boot shapes around a 3D foot, or last, moulded by scanning over 10,000 feet. This gives the boot a unique feel as the inner is already moulded to a foot shape, making it exceptionally comfortable. The Ice Lock sole unit gives excellent grip on all surfaces. The Guide X5 also benefits from a Gore-Tex upper, making it both breathable and waterproof, perfect for all day walking and exploring.
Perfect for: Light Hill Walking
Scarpa Marmolada Pro
The Scarpa Marmolada Pro is a tough hill walking boot with a modern twist on classic robust styles. The Outdry membrane ensures that even in very wet conditions the boot remains dry, light and very breathable, as the upper doesn’t hold or absorb any water. This is a stylish and sturdy boot which is great for more technical walking.
Perfect for: Trekking up to the snow line
Hanwag Banks 2
The Hanwag Banks 2 showcases a sporty, updated look. This lightweight walking boot has a soft upper, making it extremely comfortable. Additionally, it is German built and resoleable, making it a practical, stylish boot for everything from dog walks in the park to exploring the hills in the Lakes.
Perfect for: Everyday walking, everywhere from the Lake District to the park
Keen Galleo Mid
The Keen Galleo Mid is a classic everyday boot, perfect for dog walkers and those doing frequent, shorter walks. It’s instantly comfortable thanks to the soft, supple leathers and a soft sole unit. Alongside the comfort you’d expect the boot offers grip and support making it suitable for use in the hills.
Perfect for: Pull on and go comfort
Building on the success of the Scarpa Nangpa-La, the Peak was built using the very latest last fit from Italy, resulting in a new fit. It is now more accommodating for slimmer feet and has a lacing system which compliments this, allowing the wearer to get a close fit. The Peak also benefits from an excellent, lightweight sole unit which gives great protection on rough ground, as well as fantastic cushioning for longer days on the hill. The Scarpa Peak is the consummate all-rounder.
Perfect for: Long days on the hill, DofE
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Keen Terradora Mid
The Keen Terradora Mid is stylish and versatile, designed for walking everywhere from the trails to around town. It’s not all about style, though. Designed specifically for women, the Terradora Mid has a cushioned ankle panel giving it a comfortable fit, as well as being lightweight, close fitting and waterproof.
Perfect for: Around town to the trails
La Sportiva TX 4 Mid
The La Sportiva TX 4 Mid benefits from trainer-like comfort and cushioning underfoot, providing an exceptionally comfortable fit. The ankle cuff gives the support of a mid-boot while the sticky, rubber outsole provides excellent grip. This hybrid of features gives a stylish and practical boot.
Perfect for: Scrambling and Approach
Scarpa Ranger Elan
Following the success of the Scarpa Trek lady, we have worked in partnership with Scarpa again to create the Scarpa Ranger Elan and we’re proud to say it’s our best collaboration to date. Designed specifically for women using a brand new last, this soft leather walking boot offers a slim, close fit. The Ranger Elan is a highly durable, waterproof boot which is extremely comfortable.
Perfect for: Rambling, hill walking and DofE
The Lowa Lyxa boot boasts a full synthetic construction, to make this boot vegan friendly. Lowa have used a bespoke women’s design making the boot very comfortable to wear. In addition to this, the Gore-Tex upper ensures it’s both waterproof and breathable. As a lightweight walking boot the Lowa Lyxa is great for multi-day trekking.
Perfect for: Trekking and Backpacking
Treksta Guide X5
The Treksta Guide X5 is instantly comfortable, close fitting and supportive. This is thanks to the exclusive nest-fit technology which Treksta use to create their boots. The Ice lock sole unit provides exceptional grip on slippery surfaces, ensuring you stay upright even on ice and moss. The Guide X5 also benefits from a Gore-Tex upper, making it a breathable and waterproof walking boot, perfect for all day walking and exploring.
Perfect for: Light Hill Walking
Expertly picked by
Tim Kington, Footwear Buyer
Our footwear buyer Tim has worked for Cotswold Outdoor for 18 years and has a comprehensive knowledge of all things footwear and boot fitting. He enjoys climbing and backpacking in the UK and has ventured as far as Nepal, Sweden and the Canadian Arctic and led a team of Cotswold Outdoor staff to the summit of Mont Blanc.