It's our number top tip when starting out walking - buy the best walking boots you can afford, because if your feet are happy, the rest of you is happy.
As we get to see new kit, we'll be updating this page, so keep popping back to stay up-to-date with our selection.
Berghaus Women’s Expeditor Ridge 2.0
With the updated Expeditor Ridge 2.0, Berghaus have another sturdy, well-made boot suitable for most walking conditions. The leather upper is made in a tannery certified by the Leather Working Group for its envirnomental properties - and feels quality too. The shock absorbing EVA midsoles do a fantastic job on bumpy terrain.
The sole is also of note here, designed from OPTI-STUD to provide the right combination of braking, traction and anti-clogging performance with grippy Alpha Compound rubber. Whilst it's not Gore Tex, the AQ® waterproof lining does a great job - keeping your feet your feet dry whilst allowing them to breathe.
Available in either traditional brown or a more modern black, they are one of the few women’s boots available in half sizes too.
£110 - Buy Now
£80 - Buy Now
Hi Gear Kinder II WP Women's Walking Boots
Let's be straight - these aren't the boots to get if you are intending on tackling all the Munros... but for everyday walking on low-level trails on public footpaths, these Hi Gear Kinder II WP boots are difficult to beat at the price.
They are waterproof - so they should be fine in most medium British downpours - and fairly breathable too. The sole has a surprising amount of grip - just heed the warning about the Munros and you'll be fine.
As a starter boot, these are pretty hard to ignore - and are great for most of the walks we do on Walks Around Britain.
£45 - Buy Now
The North Face Hedgehog Fastpack GTX
If you’d prefer a more running shoe feel than a traditional walking boot but still have grip and be waterproof, then the Hedgehog Fastpack GTX are for you.
Without doubt one of the lightest boots around, and possibly the most colourful too, these trainer-type boots still pack in Gore-Tex waterproofing and a Vibram sole.
£120 - Buy Now
Asolo Falcon GV GTX Women's Hiking Boot
Perhaps not a name well-known in the UK – but that’s sure to change.
These are serious walking boots for serious walkers. The one-piece 1.8mm suede leather upper and the Gore-Tex waterproof lining won’t let anything in and the hard rubber toe cap is added protection.
The sole is a stunning Vibram Redstar; great grip and a self-cleaning system which adds to the grip. Good looking too.
£153 - Buy Now