Whether you’re looking for a new pair of walking boots or you’re tackling the trail for the first time, we spoke with the outdoor experts at Millets who kindly put together some of the most reliable and popular walking shoes for trekking in the milder, yet sometimes wetter Spring weather.
The top 10 walking boots and shoes for Spring and Summer
1) Salomon Speedcross 5 GORE-TEX® Trail Shoes
Coming in at number one on the list is the Salomon Speedcross 5 GORE-TEX shoe. One of the most popular trail shoes on the market thanks to its undeniable versatility, it’s a must-have for all walking and running enthusiasts.
The advanced Gore-Tex technology allows waterproof protection and use in all conditions. Deep chevron digs allow this to be perfect for travelling in difficult terrains, offering high levels of grip and stability.
Offered in both a men’s and women’s style, the Speedcross 5’s bright luminous design makes it suitable for night-time walking and running.
2) Salomon Quest 4D 4 GORE-TEX® Hiking Boots
The Salomon Quest Hiking Boots feature an advanced 4D chassis, while the other midsole components work together to provide ultimate comfort and breathability.
These boots’ design is constantly working in tandem with each other to provide that robust quality of traditional hiking boots and that lightweight, technical feel of a trail runner, making it one of the most unique and special products in the outdoor footwear market.
3) Salomon Ultra 3 Mid GORE-TEX® Walking Boots
The Salomon Ultra 3 Mid Gore-Tex walking boots are suited to fast-paced hikers and designed with a series of technical features for experienced walkers.
Salomon utilises a variety of technology, a SENSIFIT™ system cradles the foot for a secure fit while an injected EVA midsole is implemented for comfort and support.
Providing reliable traction on various terrains and a quick lace system for speed and efficiency, this is the ideal walking boot for advanced enthusiasts.
4) Merrell Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX® Boots
Created using a combination of high-quality leather and mesh, this walking boot offers unmatched durability. Implementing Gore-Tex allows it to be waterproof and comfortable and breathable.
Comparatively to its predecessor, it is extremely spacious with a specially designed footbed that protects and comforts the foot during wear, making it ideal for those trekkers who want a little more comfort in their lives.
Available in men’s and women’s styles, this shoe will keep any avid walker happy on the trails.
5) Scarpa Terra II GTX® Walking Boots
SCARPA Terra II GTX Walking Boots are popular for their sturdy durability and functionality, perfect for trickier terrain walks.
By using oiled full-grain leather, The Terra II offers optimum support and protection when walking the trails.
Both the women’s and men’s versions feature a GORE-TEX® lining, providing unrivalled comfort and waterproof protection for walks in the rain, sleet or hail.
The Terra combines both comfort and durability through a comfy midsole, which also provides grip,stability and control while walking on tricky terrains.
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