Any walker's best friend, faithful walking boots are a gift they'll love, and will last for years. It can be as simple as the newest model of their current favourite boots, but if you're going for something new, there are a few features to look out for. A waterproof membrane or lining such as GORE-TEX® will provide reliable protection from the weather, and sole technology such as Vibram will absorb impact and grip terrain to minimise fatigue and injury. We've put together some top tips for choosing the perfect walking boots to help you find them their perfect pair.
We always recommend visting us in-store for expert advice, particularly for something as individual as walking boots. Talk to our experts about the recipient's needs and activities, and if possible, get them to come in for a free boot fitting to make sure their new boots are just right. If you can't bring them in, check out our boot fitting guide for some expert advice.