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The Best Luxury Walking Boots for Long Hikes

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Planning your next big adventure? In your kit of essentials, make sure you have a pair of shoes that can walk the walk and keep your feet feeling fresh throughout the day. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. These are the best walking boots for countryside treks and long hikes, featuring picks from Hunter, Barbour and Merrell.

10 Best Walking Boots for Long Hikes

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Arc’Teryx

Aerios AR Mid GTX Boot, £230, arcteryx.com

A boot built for technical hiking and trekking, the Aerios AR boasts a durable and protective design that protects against the elements and allows your feet to breathe throughout the day. Design highlights include the use of waterproof, windproof and breathable GORE-TEX® materials, a 3D-molded Ultralon® collar that moves with and supports the ankle and a mud-shedding lug pattern on the outsole.

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Merrell

Women’s Accentor Sport 3 Mid GORE-TEX®, £140, merrell.com 

For the ‘sporty’ hiker, these boots from Merrell are waterproof (courtesy of GORE-TEX®) and feature a recycled mesh lining, a protective rubber toe cap and an artfully crafted air cushion to absorb shock. A structured fit that will cradle your feet all day long.

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The North Face

Women’s VECTIV™ Exploris Futurelight™ Hiking Boots, £155, thenorthface.co.uk

These ultra-light walking boots from The North Face features a sophisticated support system designed to help you keep as much energy as possible while on your next hike. Other bonus features include mesh detailing for breathability, reinforced heels and toes and 4mm lugs which hold firm when put to the test on rocky terrain.

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Danner

Women’s Jag Dry Weather, £170, global.danner.com

Planning your next hike in warmer climates? US footwear brand Danner has reimagined its classic Jag, a lightweight alternative to its heavy-duty hiking boot, for modern hikers. Ideal for hot and dry weather, the Jag features mesh lining for breathability and a suede leather design that promises a super durable and comfortable fit.

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Fracap

Olive Hiker Boots, £275, toa.st

Made by a small business based in Puglia, these boots feature a design crafted from vegetable tanned Italian leather withD-ring lace fastenings and a rubber sole. A classic hiking boot style (with added comfort), these are ideal for chilled walks in the great outdoors or at the park.

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SCARPA

SL Active WMN, £275, scarpa.co.uk

Trekking the mountains anytime soon? These boots from SCARPA have been crafted with Sherpa leather (one of the toughest and most water-resistant leathers out there) and a soft nubuck leather cuff, providing comfort and support for those scrabbling up and down hills and mountains. A tough boot for even tougher walks.

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Peter Storm

Women’s Rivelin Walking Boots, £80, peterstorm.com

British brand Peter Storm has been making high quality outdoor activewear since 1954, from coats and fleeces to top tier walking boots. This classic walking boot promises a comfortable fit and durable design, built to stand the test of any countryside stroll.

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LOWA

Trek Evo GTX Mid Ws, £210, lowa.co.uk

Leather-free and flexible, LOWA’s Trek Evo is fully cushioned and lightweight to allow its wearer hours of comfortable walking. Ideal if you’re a hiking fanatic looking for a boot that can keep up with your adventures.

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Hunter

Women’s Explorer Insulated Lace-Up Commando Boots, £160, hunterboots.com

These lightweight, waterproof boots from Hunter feature a shock-absorbent midsole and high-grip outer sole for multi-terrain walks, so come rain or shine, concrete pavement or muddy puddle, you’ll be good to go on your next hike.

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Barbour

Stanton Boots, £135, barbour.com

A stylish take on the walking boot, Barbour’s Stanton features a mahogany leather design with a front lace-up system. But these boots aren’t just for show: a chunky cleated sole and padded collar will ensure that your next countryside jaunt is as comfortable as it is fashionable.

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