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
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