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Meindl Kansas Lady GTX

A great-looking boot made from tough, nubuck leather. The fit is really supportive – they’ve got a good women’s last that holds the foot in place and a high ankle cuff to protect from knocks and sprains. They’ve also got a great lacing system which uses a locking eyelet so you can get a comfortable fit right across your foot. ...

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Aku Camana NBK GTX

The Camana is a very supple nubuck boot that gives good comfort levels straight out of the box. The reduced thickness of leather does mean that they are better suited to lower level walking, as does the fairly flexible sole unit. They do sit quite low which, coupled with the flexing outsole, gives great feedback from the ground for reassuring ...

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Vasque Breeze GTX 2010

The Vasque Breeze GTX weighs 1100g (pair, size 11); Gore-Tex XCR waterproof lining; open mesh upper panels for more breathability; very aggressive Vibram outsole lug pattern for mud; good sole stiffness for rocky ground. But upper is very soft and flexible, including toe box and heel cup; boots with less mesh and stitching will be more durable.

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AKU Spider Light GTX 2009

As the name suggests the 4-season AKU Spider Light GTX is a lightweight boot, yet there is also plenty of winter-orientated performance here too. The upper is made from synthetic Air8000, which is more breathable than some other synthetic materials, which means you should not get as sweaty in this as in other boots. There is a waterproof lining too, ...

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Scarpa Infinity

£120.00

A lightweight 3-season boot weighing 1584g (pair, size 11). Synthetic upper keeps price down. Gore-Tex waterproof lining and very supportive upper for rough ground; solid toe box and very stiff sole unit ideal for rocky ground; good lug pattern. However,  many boots at this price are leather offering greater durability; others are lighter; some boots have a more pronounced heel ...

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GreenVee Dales Way

£125.00

The GreenVee Dales Way 3-season walking boot is one of the better examples of the new breed of ethical footwear. It’s made with Lorica, a synthetic material that looks and feels like leather. There’s minimal stitching on the upper too to improve durability and water resistance. Inside you get a waterproof breathable lining made from Sympatex. The upper is nice ...

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Vegetarian Shoes Veggie Trekker MK4

£115.00

A lightweight 3-season boot weighing 1740g (pair, size 11). Waterproof lining; 3mm synthetic upper; minimal stitching; high ankle cuff for good support; very stiff toe box ideal for rocky terrain; very aggressive Vibram sole; animal-friendly. However,  the sole unit is bendier that it looks; more stiffness in the sole would be helpful.

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Boreal Kira

£75.00

This lightweight multi-activity shoe from Boreal weighs 1088g (pair, size 11). It has a Dry-Line waterproof lining; suede leather panel-reinforced upper; good rubber bumper for durability; very supportive heel; lots of stiffness for rocky paths; Vibram sole unit with good cushioning. However,  the lugs are not ideal for mud; sole flex is a bit more natural in some shoes – ...

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Salomon Alp 7 GTX

This 3-4 season boot is a great introduction to winter hill-walking as it offers all the main features a winter walker needs without a huge price tag. The upper is mostly made from leather with a dash of fabric at the tongue. Good stiffness at the toe and heel provide support and protection for the foot, while a deep rubber ...

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Campus Oregon

A 3-season boot that features stiff and durable nubuck leather upper; VaporTex waterproof lining; well-proven Vibram aggressive sole unit; reasonably stitch-free leather upper; leather-lined supportive ankle cuff. But not much cushioning; waterproof lining not as waterproof or as breathable as higher-priced alternatives.

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