The Best Luxury Walking Boots for Long Hikes
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The Best Luxury Walking Boots for Long Hikes

These boots were made for walkin'

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.

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The Best Walking Boots for Long Hikes

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Brown and black walking boot


Tracker Decon FG2 Womens Shoe, £135,

B Corp certified natural lifestyle brand Vivobarefoot recently launched a new hybrid walking boot that bridges the gap between outdoor adventures and urban living. With technical features ideal for hiking – a multi-terrain traction sole, under-foot security and maximum grip, for example – as well as a stylish design, this is a boot you’ll want to show off in town AND country.

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Women’s Accentor Sport 3 Mid GORE-TEX®, £145, 

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.

Grey, pink and blue shoe

The North Face

Women’s VECTIV™ Exploris Futurelight™ Hiking Boots, £77.50,

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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Women’s Jag Dry Weather, £170,

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.

Black and brown boot


SL Active WMN, £295,

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.

Brown walking shoe

Peter Storm

Women’s Rivelin Walking Boots, £85,

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.

Grey walking boot


Trek Evo GTX Mid Ws, £125,

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.

Brown boot on grey background


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

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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