Whether you are climbing Annapurna, scrambling in Wales or trail running in the Alps, you want to be safe in the knowledge that your feet are warm, dry and comfortable. This is why you need to wear a good pair of walking boots or trail running shoes when you are exploring the great outdoors.
When choosing a pair of walking boots, you need to make sure they are comfortable, breathable and ready for the rocky trails or scree-covered slopes. Most will come with a removable liner, so you can take it out and dry it overnight.
“Whether you are climbing Annapurna, scrambling in Wales or trail running in the Alps, you want to know that your feet are warm, dry and comfortable”
Trail running shoes need to be suited to the terrain you’ll be tackling – some come with waterproof gaiters to keep your feet dry, others are focused on being super breathable.
Our top testers put these walking boots and trail running shoes through their paces to see which ones were suited for winter hiking, mountaineering or running along mountain trails. Interested in their findings? Read on….
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All photographs by Dan Milner