How to find walking boots that fit

Hanwag Banks Trekkit

by Trail magazine |
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If you're looking for new walking boots but don't know where to start, the hugely knowledgable staff at Trekitt will help you find the perfect pair.

The most common bit of boot buying advice is that you should always try before you buy. Shape, width, fit, foot length and heel lift are all things that need to be considered before you take the plunge and splash the cash on some new hillwalking footwear.

As a result, reading a few reviews and then ordering online can be a dangerous game to play. Many people do it and get perfect results, but to avoid becoming an unwanted statistic the best tactic is to speak to an outdoor gear expert and slip your feet into a few pairs before parting with your money.

Hundreds of products

Trekitt is a great place to start if you're looking for walking boot advice. At both their Hereford store and their excellent website, Trekitt stocks over 300 footwear products, covering all shapes and sizes, including bunions. So whether you're choosing from boots, approach shoes, trail running shoes, climbing shoes, walking sandals or mountaineering boots, you'll find both the product and advice you need to help make an informed decision.

Expert advice

Trekiit offers a professional boot fitting service in its Hereford shop. You can book an appointment online via their website, then head into the Service Centre to receive expert guidance on matching the right hillwalking product to your needs. A typical boot fitting service takes around 45 minutes, but that isn't all they offer. You can also get advice on buying backpacks, tents, sleeping bags and mats; plus an in-depth expedition kit consultation that lasts 2 hours. Basically, whatever adventure you're planning, Trekitt has you covered.

Online guides

If you can't make it to Trekitt's Hereford store, you can also find detailed at-home fitting guides on their website and YouTube channel covering everything from 'Inside Looks' at individual products to general gear tips like layering advice and how to fit your rucksack correctly. Plus, they give you the option of a home trial period with a free returns service if you aren't happy with your choice.

Great boots for summer 2022

One of the star hillwalking boots in Trekitt's 2022 range is the ever-popular Hanwag Banks, which is available in men's and women's versions online. This fully waterproof, comfortable walking boot is perfect for year-round adventures and designed to be worn everywhere from mountains and woodlands to coastal paths.

Men's version (£205): CLICK HERE

Women's version (£205): CLICK HERE

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