Buying new Walking Boots

Q. I am recently new to walking (only through dog ownership- a Collie who goes for miles). I wish to purchase some boots.

I have read your advice and feel I want lightweight trail boots/shoes.

Please advise the best make and type that are not too expensive (around £50).

Also what size, I am a 4 in shoe, but have found that both 5 & 6's fit depending on make.

Should I wear socks when trying on.

Please could you advise

Thanks

Gill Howard, Chichester


A. Don't worry about whether your new boots are labeled as 4's, 5's or 6's - just get a pair that fit properly. Also make sure you are wearing the socks you wear when you go walking and have a walk round for about an hour before going into walking boots shop so your feet are 'warmed up' and ready to go.

With regard to which makes are best - see our Walking Boots Gear Reviews.

Hope this helps

Mike (Editor)


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