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Top 5 Walking Boots

Top 5 Walking Boots – Shoes with free delivery at Fitness Footwear

We have a huge selection of walking boots at Fitness Footwear from a variety of the best outdoor brands with a number of technical features to meet your specific needs.

The problem is, that with so much on offer, it makes choosing difficult – especially if you’re looking for your first pair of walking boots or would like a little more information before paying a little extra for one of our premium walking boots.

So to make shopping for walking boots easy, we’ve put together a guide to our top 5 walking boots, stating what makes each model such a great walking boot while highlighting its specific technical features. So if you’re looking for a light and breathable summer walking boot or a hard wearing, warm and waterproof walking boot for winter, our guide can point you in the right direction.

The Best Walking Boots

Our Price: £26.99

Combing classic good looks with all the essentials, the Hi-Tec Eurotrek WP is a lightweight walking boot made from waterproof leather to keep out the elements while offering insulation and warmth for the cold weather conditions.

This meat and potatoes walking boot provides all the necessary comfort, cushioning and grip needed for walking far and wide without breaking the bank and features a soft padded leather tongue and collar for snug fitting comfort.

This is our most popular Hi-Tec walking boot and it’s clear to see why with its great looks, waterproof protection and rich leather fabric as well as a chunky rubber sole that will help you to clear all obstacles from wet and muddy fields to rocky trails. Brilliant value when all you need is the bare necessities.

  • Waterproof leather upper
  • Removable sockliner
  • Board lasted with steel shank
  • Durable carbon rubber outsole
Our Price: £89.95

One of our best selling walking boots of all time. The Salomon Elios Mid GTX is described by Salomon as the ultimate mid-cut all weather walking boot, capable of crossing all manner of terrains in any weather. Made from waterproof nubuck leather with a Gore-Tex membrane, they’re 100% waterproof while being breathable to stop your feet from getting sweaty.

As a Salomon walking boot, they’re full of technical features to increase comfort and performance. The 3D fit padding in particular makes them incredibly comfortable to wear right out of the box while the textile lining wicks away excess heat and moisture, the moulded EVA midsole provides plenty of cushioning combined with an OrthoLite sockliner and added Heel Foam.

When it comes to grip, the Salomon Elios Mid offers the best in traction with its non-marking Contagrip outsoles featuring nice, thick treads that are equally well suited to gentle strolls or hardcore hiking.

Like all Salomon walking boots, the Salomon Elios Mid is a great looking boot made from the finest materials that has an eye catching style all of its own while providing exceptional comfort and performance. Salomon produce some of the best outdoor shoes on the market and with favourites like the Elios Mid, it’s clear to see why.

  • Heel Foam
  • Waterproof split suede leather
  • Waterproof oiled nubuck leather
  • Textile
  • Mesh sandwich
  • Gussetted tongue
  • 3D fit padding
  • Protective synthetic toe cap
  • Lining Material – Textile
  • Membrane- Gore-Tex
  • Full bootie construction
  • Outsole – Non-marking contagrip
  • Chassis – 2D advanced chassis
  • Midsole – Molded EVA
  • Sockliner – OrthoLite
  • Weight – 460g (UK 8.5)
Our Price: £62.99 – You save 10% off RRP!

Introducing our best selling Merrell walking boot. The Merrell Moab Mid Gore-Tex XCR is designed to be waterproof, lightweight and very breathable to offer incredible comfort in all weather conditions while the versatile Vibram outsole offers excellent grip.

Much like a trainer, these Merrell walking boots are made with a multi-layered mesh fabric for breathability as part of a Gore-Tex gasket construction that’s 100% waterproof.

The Gore-Tex gasket is designed to react to changes in temperature, expanding the pores in the Gore-Tex membrane to let out excess heat and moisture at a faster rate. So even for the height of summer, these are very cool walking boots to wear.

These are a great looking pair of modern walking boots for all weathers, although we’d recommend wearing a warmer pair of socks with them in winter. Very light, incredibly breathable, 100% waterproof and perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities thanks to the rubber toe bumper, heel counter, and extremely versatile Vibram Multi-Sport Plus sole to provide all the protection, support and traction you need.

  • GORE- TEX Gasket Construction
  • Waterproof Dura Leather/ Breathable Mesh Upper
  • Breathable Ventilated Bellows Tongue
  • Rubber Toe Bumper/Heel Counter
  • 7.5mm Narrow Gauge Webbing
  • 4.5mm A n atomical Footbed
  • Nylon 6.6 Injection Molded Arch Shank
  • Compression Molded EVA Footframe – Air Cushion Midsole
  • 5mm Sole Lug Depth
  • Vibram Multi-Sport Plus Sole/TC5+ Rubber

Merrell Moab Mid GTX

Our Price: £74.99

The classic gentleman’s walking boot. The Brasher Hillmaster GTX is the best selling walking boot of all time that revolutionised the way we walk. In the early 90s the Brasher Hillmaster GTX took the technologies that made trainers so comfortable, becoming lighter than the other leading walking boots while being one of the first to feature the Gore-Tex 100% waterproof and breathable membrane. Combined with its traditional good looks and chunky tread, the Brasher Hillmaster has become one of the most celebrated walking boots in the outdoor community and continues to win a variety of awards to this day, despite only being suitable for hill walking.

If you’re looking for a pair of walking boots purely for easy trekking and hill walking, then this is the ultimate hill walking boot that money can buy. Made from rich full grain leather with a Gore-Tex membrane, the Hillmaster is 100% waterproof, fully breathable and looks fantastic. The perfect walking boot for the traditional walker.

  • Usage – Britain’s best selling hillwalking boot – hard wearing, lightweight and out of the box comfort
  • Upper – 2.2-2.4mm full grain leather. Nubuck Cuff
  • Sole – EVAlution sole unit with REVA midsole
  • Lining – GORE-TEX footwear. Full leather lining
  • Insole – Graded 2mm 3D injected nylon
  • Weight – 1328gms/pair (9)
  • Footwear Grading – B0. Hillwalking and easy trekking
Berghaus Explorer Trek GTX
Our Price: £65.99

While Berghaus are best known for their rucksacks, they make some excellent walking boots as well. The Berghaus Explorer GTX is one such boot, engineered from the inside out for straight out of the box comfort with every detail designed to fit to your foot rather than your foot having to fit inside their boot.

Great for fell walking and hill walking, the Explorer won ‘Recommended Product’ in the April 2009 edition of The Great Outdoors for its Ergonomic Holding System. But what’s that?

Simply put, it’s a different kind of fit based around the idea of creating a walking boot in layers that fit around your foot to lock the heel in place while surrounding the foot in soft padding that provides a mixture of flexibility and support in the key areas. Meanwhile a PU Midsole provides excellent cushioning while the sole is suitably chunky for trail walking.

If comfort and fit are your priorities, then the Berghaus Explorer Trek GTX is the walking boot for you. Made with suede leather, breathable textiles and a Gore-Tex membrane, it’s also light, breathable and 100% waterproof as well.

  • The Great Outdoors recommended product in the April 2009 edition.
  • Suede Upper offering comfort, durability and support.
  • Sole unit incorporates a PU midsole providing excellent, durable cushioning.
  • The foot is held to the platform by the EHS™ (Ergonomic Holding System) giving a high level of comfort and support.
  • Weight: approx 599g

Why are Walking Boots So Essential for Walking?

If you’re walking far and wide in summer or winter, then you’ll need a good pair of walking boots to give your feet all, Most important of all, you will also need a versatile grip and suitable chunky outsole that can help you to overcome all manner of terrain from muddy fields to rocky paths.

While there are many walking shoes on the market, walking boots are designed to help you go further by giving your feet the comfort and support they need for the journey. While walking shoes are very similar, walking boots are typically mid-cut boots, designed to give your ankles great support, which can take the impact off long distance walks and even reduce the weight placed upon your feet by a heavy rucksack.

The majority of walking boots are also waterproof or water resistant and use all manner of Gore-Tex, eVent, Ion Mask and other technologies and treatments to keep out the wind and rain while remaining relatively lightweight and breathable. If you plan to venture out in stormy weather conditions, then a good pair of walking boots are a sensible thing to wear even when making your way to the shops and back, especially in the dead of winter when the extra grip can make all the difference while trudging through the snow or carefully walking on ice.

We have a huge range of walking boots at Fitness Footwear with a free and fast UK delivery.