A Tough Trekking Shoe Built to Last

What have you been wearing for your walking trips over these recent holidays? I must confess I seriously considered wellies after one path disappeared into a 2 foot deep bog. But as someone once said, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.

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Hotter Trek Boots on Test

Hotter shoes and boots are well known for their comfort and quality. The Trek boots are no exception.

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Whistle While You Work in these Cosy Socks

If you’re looking for a tough pair of socks that will be warm and comfortable all day, you don’t need to look much further than the Workforce brand.

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Hitting the Trail with Merrell

Outdoor kit specialist Merrell has launched several new styles to its Mix Master footwear collection for autumn/winter 2012. The Mix Master collection is designed to be lightweight yet protective on varying terrains. Each product is built on a 4mm drop midsole which is 10% thinner and 25% lighter* to provide more feel and ground control.

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Good (but could be Excellent) Boots from Merrell

When I read the marketing which arrived with the Merrell Wilderness Canyon boots with its references to retro design, limited editions and their recent showcase alongside finely tailored suits at catwalk shows I was instantly concerned that these were the ‘Chelsea Tractors’ of footwear; they look the part but are not really designed to venture off tarmac. My fears, although not completely unfounded, were a little extreme.

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Comfortable Chameleon supports Breast Cancer

When I go walking I’m looking for footwear that gives me support without rubbing, doesn’t feel as though I’m dragging concrete blocks around on my feet and puts a bit of a spring in my step (well why not?)

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