It’s always important to have appropriate footwear, but especially so if you’re walking or hiking. Having a good pair of walking boots is essential for several reasons – they offer ankle and foot support, give you extra grip on uneven ground, keep your feet warm and dry, and more.
However, we know it can be tricky to know which pair to buy, especially if you’re not sure what to look for – take a look at our walking & hiking boot buying guide for more info on this.
To help you, we’ve picked some of the best walking boots from our extensive collection, showcasing some of the best hiking boots for men, women and kids, so the whole family can get kitted out ready to hit the great outdoors.
Men’s Walking Boots
Salomon Cagliari Mid GTX Hiking Boots
The mid height of these Salomon Cagliari GTX hiking boots ensures excellent support for your feet and ankles without being restrictive, ideal for day-long or multi-day hikes. The synthetic construction and GORE-TEX makes for a lightweight men’s walking boot that’s both waterproof and breathable to keep your feet warm and dry.
Jack Wolfskin Vojo Hike Walking Boots
The striking looking Jack Wolfskin Vojo Hike walking boots are perfect for lighter hiking on trails and less demanding terrain, but still provides plenty of support when you need it. It features a suede upper but is backed by a waterproof and breathable Texapore membrane that will keep your feet dry and also wick away moisture.
Hi-Tec Altitude V i Men’s Walking Boots
For a pair of men’s waterproof walking boots that really look the part, these Hi-Tec Altitude V i boots are hard to beat, especially at this price! The long-lasting, durable leather upper will stand up to the rigours of the outdoors and will mould to your feet over time, while the fully waterproof outer will keep your feet nice and dry in bad weather. The Multi Directional Traction rugged outsole is ideal for pretty much all terrains, so if you’re looking for a great all-round men’s hiking boot at an affordable price, this is a superb choice.
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Women’s Walking Boots
Berghaus Explorer Trek Plus GTX Hiking Boots
As the most popular waterproof fabric women’s walking boot in Britain, you know the Berghaus Explorer Trek Plus is going to be pretty good! It’s a lightweight boot but still feels sturdy and supportive over tricky terrain. GORE-TEX Performance Comfort technology will keep your feet dry in the rain and will let moisture escape, while the OrthoLite foot bed provides plenty of cushioning for maximum comfort.
Hi-Tec Altitude V i Women’s Walking Boots
We said they were great for men, so we thought we’d show you the women’s Hi-Tec Altitude walking boots as well. They’re a fantastic ladies’ lightweight walking boot, but still provide plenty of comfort and support over all but the very toughest terrains. Of course they’re waterproof and breathable, and the leather upper not only looks great but will last you for plenty of hikes.
Karrimor Mendip 3 Leather Hiking Boots
A traditional looking women’s hillwalking boot, the Karrimor Mendip 3 walking boots combine a functional waterproof and breathable membrane with a durable leather upper for an all-round great choice, and at a price that won’t break the bank! This is an ideal pair of hiking boots for short, medium and long distance hikes in all conditions.
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Kids’ Walking Boots
Regatta Holcombe Mid Walking Boots
For mini hikers and adventurers, these Regatta Holcombe Mid walking boots are fantastic. Available in a couple of eye-catching colours for boys and girls, these kids’ walking boots feature a lightweight waterproof and breathable construction to keep feet dry, and plenty of padding and cushioning to prevent them rubbing on your children’s feet, making for moan-free hikes!
Regatta Kids’ Mountpeak Mid Walking Boots
The Regatta Mid Junior Walking Boot offers plenty of support for growing feet and ankles, and features seam sealed waterproof technology to keep water out in bad weather. However, the breathable mesh in the upper is lightweight and lets moisture escape for a more comfortable walk.
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While these are just some of the best walking boots around, we have a huge selection of others that are just as fantastic.
Last modified: December 6, 2017