Six of the Best – Hiking Boots

Whether you’ve taken a recent liking to hiking or you’re keen to get talking about walking, the presence of a well-crafted and reliable hiking boot in your life is a winter necessity. We hate to constantly reference the weather, but the reality is it does have a large bearing on what everyone needs to wear. With the gritters out in force on the roads, the pavements are treacherous and we must put our best foot forward and employ footwear designed to keep you upright. Here’s a little selection we’ve put together.

Fracap Scarponcini Boots at Oi Polloi
There are about 3 or 4 brands which we reckon are continually vying for top spot in the category of ‘cool boots that are fit for purpose and also look nice’. Fracap is one of said brands. Their Scarponcini boots are a staple for anyone who appreciates well-made product.
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Danner Mountain Lite at Aphrodite
Another brand which few can hold a candle to is Danner. Their iconic Mountain Lite is consistently rated best in class for good reason.
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adidas Terrex at Yards
Switching things up a little, these lighter weight, more modern solution to slippy surfaces possess strong gripping properties, though you might want to wait for the needle to poke its head above freezing before you don these down the park.
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La Sportiva at Outsiders
If you live in the hills or find yourself in need of something that’ll cope with extreme weather, La Sportiva are the ones, we reckon. Just look at these? They’re the footwear equivalent of an armoured vehicle.
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Merrell Moab 2 Decon Mid
These look like something the SAS would wear on Mars and frankly, that’s all you need us to say about them.
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Hoka One One at Oi Polloi
With that chunky vibram sole, you know Hoka have pulled out all the stops in the name of comfort. They look smart too. If you’re after an analogy, these look like something the Terminator wears for boxercise.
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Mark Smith

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