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Summer Hike Guide: The Best Waterproof Boots For Long Walks

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Walking in the UK always comes with the risk of showers. Wet feet are simply not acceptable. Upgrade those worn leather boots that stain, or worse, leak in the mud and snow, and find the best waterproof boots that lose nothing in the style or comfort stakes this season. Shop our edit of the best waterproof boots and walking boots for country and town living. 

The Best Waterproof Boots

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Grey hiking boots

Lowa Trek Evo GTX Mid Ws, £210

Boasting a lightweight design with a DynaPU+ flexible midsole (ideal for cushioning sore feet during your next adventure), these shoes are completely leather-free and promise long-lasting wear.

Yellow hiking boots

Timberland Chocorua Gore-Tex® Hiking Boot for Women in Yellow, £150

This waterproof hiking boot from Timberland features a Gore-Tex® membrane for a breathable fit, as well as a Better Leather design (meaning leathers have been sourced from a sustainable tannery rated silver for its environmental processes). Put a sense of ease in your step, knowing your next hike will be kind to your feet and the planet.

Hunter Women's Killing Eve Tall Chasing Boots

Hunter Women’s Killing Eve Tall Chasing Boots, £295

Eagle-eyed Killing Eve fans may have spotted Villanelle wearing the new limited-edition Hunter boots, which were inspired by the bold spirit of the show. There are two new designs in the Hunter x Killing Eve capsule – pictured above is the pair worn by Jodie Comer: The Chasing, a knee-high style in brown, hand-crafted from water-resistant Stetson leather and waterproof natural rubber.

Pink boots

UGG Drizlita Boot, £85

For a pop of colour on rainy days, opt for UGG’s new waterproof boot, the Drizlita. Available in black, taffy pink, burnt olive and dive and key lime, these boots are made with recycled leftovers from UGG’s iconic Classic Boot and feature a cosy insole lined in sheepskin.

La Chameau Women's Giverny Jersey Lined Bottillon

La Chameau Women’s Giverny Jersey Lined Bottillon, £110

Country walks are a breeze with La Chameau’s Givery wellies, which feature a natural rubber upper and hard-wearing polycotton jersey lining.  A shock absorbing dual density Cross sole with all-terrain grip will also ensure that you feel comfortable with every step.

Fairfax & Favor The Verbier Tan Nubuck  Ladies Mid-Calf Snow Boot

Fairfax & Favor The Verbier Tan Nubuck  Ladies Mid-Calf Snow Boot, £395

Those battling frostier weather can anticipate the launch of Fairfax & Favor’s new line of snow boots. The Verbier Mid-Calf is a sleek take on an après Ski boot, combining country living with hard wearing but comfortable footwear.

Blundstone + Finisterre Boots

Blundstone + Finisterre Boots, £160

If you’re looking for a chic vegan alternative: look no further than Finisterre’s collaboration with Blundstone. None of the lining or any of the finer details is made with animal-derived products. Perfect for those wanting a blustery cliff walk on the Cornish coast.

UGG Boots

UGG Tioga Hiker Waterproof Leather Boot, £90.99

We can easily picture these boots paired up with jeans and coats throughout the colder seasons. Featuring a design crafted in waterproof leather with seam-sealed construction, these weather-ready boots are equal parts fashion and function. Add to cart, please.

Meindl boots

Meindl Ladies Bhutan MFS Leather Hiking Boots, £250

Meindl’s newest boot is a refined version of its ever-popular Burma boot, which uses GORE-TEX® to keep your feet nice and dry wherever you are. An added bonus is the memory foam lining, meant to cushion each step you take and reduce the fatigue felt when walking over rocky ground.

Churchs Eastrok Monteria Calf Mountain Boot Black

Church’s Eastrock Monteria Calf Mountain Boot in Black, £1,250 

Super lightweight and comfortable, these Church’s mountain boots are the ultimate blend between style and performance. Comfy and chic enough for everyday wear but hardwearing enough for even the most gruelling trek.

Short Zip Chelsea Wellington

Holland Cooper Short Zip Chelsea Wellington, £115

Handcrafted from vulcanised rubber, the short zip Chelsea wellington boot is 100 percent waterproof, featuring a traction grip sole to provide stability for long country walks. A luxury boot that is both stylish and practical – perfect for keeping your feet dry and fashionable during spring walks. Launching in April, sign up here.

Fairfax & Favour Boudica Boot

Fairfax & Favor The Sheepskin Boudica Boot, £245

Sturdy and stylish, the Boudica is a ladies’ Chelsea boot that is ideal for exploring, walking or wandering the countryside. Created with a waxed leather outer and a luxurious shearling lining, the all-terrain boot will keep you comfortable and warm in style.

Essen The Classic Combat - Black Boot

Essen The Classic Combat Black Boot, £258

Combining high fashion with genuine practicality, the combat boot is handcrafted in Portugal from supple Italian leather – only working with high-quality materials from low-minimum suppliers. Set on a memory foam padded insole for supreme comfort, this timeless classic is at the top of our wish list.

Columbia Women’s Redmond III Mid Waterproof Walking Boot

Columbia Women’s Redmond III Mid Waterproof Walking Boot, £63

If you mean business with your country walking, only a hardy pair of serious walking boots will do. These ones are comfortable, sturdy and completely waterproof.


Ariat Berwick GTX Country Boots, £380

Featuring a premium leather upper and breathable Gore-tex membrane, your feet will be comfortable and cosy in these lace-up country waterproof boots.

Sorel Boot

Sorel Torino Waterproof Suede, Shell and Leather Ankle Boots, £150

A combination of waterproof suede, shell and leather to keep the elements at bay this season; these will look at home on the slopes or for muddy country walks in the UK.

Best waterproof boots

Dubarry Galway Country Boots Walnut, £379

The ultimate country boots. These Dubarry walnut brown boots feature a gore-tex lining and breathable leather upper.

Featured image: Photo by Dannii Coughlan


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