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I want to purchase a pair of boots for the colder weather, I do a lot of walking, and some trekking about the hillsides and trails. I do not want "winter boots" but rather boots that would be suitable for a cold day, but would work with layers of socks rather than thick heavy boots. Several people have told me Meindl is an excellent brand, and that is great, but what kind ? Hiking ? Walking ? Do they make them that they would serve the purpose mentioned above ? Any specifics to look for in a boot for this purpose ?

Thank you in advance,

Lynn

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Wow ,this place has really changed for the better a few years ago a young lady asking advice would be overwhelmed by innuendo ,double entendres and out right shouts of " get your tits out and I'll tel

Too many got caught out last time when some bloke pretended to be a bird and suckered them all in..🤣

Have had a pair of Brasher (think Berghaus bought them over) Hillmaster boots for years. Robust enough for hill walking and very lightweight. I prefer a leather upper to gore-tex etc.  When I rep

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25 minutes ago, Miss Lynn said:

I want to purchase a pair of boots for the colder weather, I do a lot of walking, and some trekking about the hillsides and trails. I do not want "winter boots" but rather boots that would be suitable for a cold day, but would work with layers of socks rather than thick heavy boots. Several people have told me Meindl is an excellent brand, and that is great, but what kind ? Hiking ? Walking ? Do they make them that they would serve the purpose mentioned above ? Any specifics to look for in a boot for this purpose ?

Thank you in advance,

Lynn

Walking boots will cover most situations, go into your local outdoors shop and find a pair that suit you then buy the same pair on line to save a few quid.

Expect to pay from about £60 for something decent. HTH

Cheers, D.

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Have had a pair of Brasher (think Berghaus bought them over) Hillmaster boots for years. Robust enough for hill walking and very lightweight. I prefer a leather upper to gore-tex etc. 

When I replace then I’ll look for another well made, lightweight boot with a decent sole (Vibram usually a safe bet). Try a few pairs on before you buy, and wear the socks you’ll be walking in to make sure they fit right. Should be plenty deals about once the shops are allowed to open up again.

 

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33 minutes ago, tatsblisters said:

Altberg walking boots are worth looking at 

That’s the ones I’m going for as everyone I’ve asked has come up with these,They must be good if they make them for the army and police force.They are pricey but ya pay for what ya get.

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3 hours ago, Miss Lynn said:

I want to purchase a pair of boots for the colder weather, I do a lot of walking, and some trekking about the hillsides and trails. I do not want "winter boots" but rather boots that would be suitable for a cold day, but would work with layers of socks rather than thick heavy boots. Several people have told me Meindl is an excellent brand, and that is great, but what kind ? Hiking ? Walking ? Do they make them that they would serve the purpose mentioned above ? Any specifics to look for in a boot for this purpose ?

Thank you in advance,

Lynn

You beat me to the post.  I was going to look at boots in general.  A lot of supposed walking boots are rubbish because they are fashion boots and not walking boots or working boots.  I've never come across the  makes of boots mentioned in any footwear shop.  A lot of boots now are only stocked with steel toe caps and steel in steps ,,,,,  industrial style because of health and safety regs.  This makes the boots stiff and rigid like a pair of divers boots. At the mo I've got two pairs of bòots. A pair of Hoggs and a pair of Bucklers boots.  Both are leather, both are pretty good.  The Bucklers have a rubber over toe cover which is good when walking through wet grass.  The wet doesn't seem to come past the rubber bit.  The price is about 60 to 70 in both càses.  I have had to Hoggs about ten years and the treads are a bit low now, hundreds of miles.  The leather is beginning to crack on both pairs at the toe line flex point.  The Mrs has a cheapo pair that leak at the same point  but she likes them because they are so light and comfortable..on wet days she puts a plastic bag over her socks to stop getting wet foot. I told her to just get some new ones but she hasn't. 

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3 hours ago, lurchers said:

That’s the ones I’m going for as everyone I’ve asked has come up with these,They must be good if they make them for the army and police force.They are pricey but ya pay for what ya get.

I rate their walking boots had a pair for a few year now still going strong . I used to buy the Zamberlan walking boots and would be lucky to get 12 month out of them.

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4 hours ago, dazbrowne 13 said:

If you got enough money hanwag trapper top are the business had a pair of meindl dove extreme sent them back 3 times absolute shite 👍

Like everything some people love a product and others hate a product.  every manufacturer would say that their product is the best.  If the military use a make, is that boot or whatever made up to a military spec and totally different to the product available to Joe Bloggs.  A lot of manufactures might say that the product has not been used for the purpose that it was designed to do. Price doesn't always relate to how good a product is in use.

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Wow ,this place has really changed for the better a few years ago a young lady asking advice would be overwhelmed by innuendo ,double entendres and out right shouts of " get your tits out and I'll tell ye , " ( by Dotty probably ) .

Well done gentlemen .

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