For walking, I have always preferred light and agile trail shoes.
With plans to take on the Three Peaks Challenge, however, I will need to train on hills. This means that boots are necessary to keep my ankles from being ruined by falling.
Trespass reached out to me with the perfect timing. Boots were an obvious choice, especially as a family we are fairly well kitted out with Trespass gear already – It’s one of my go-to brands for affordable, yet reliable outdoor kit.Trespass outdoor gear.
Kenter Women’s Walking Boots were my choice. These boots are supportive and waterproof (Nubuck Leather/Mesh /PU). While allowing for breathability, they are still very supportive. They are ready for anything with their rubber soles and all-round protection mudguard.
At first, the boots fit true to size. They were heavier than my normal trail shoes but not nearly as heavy as I expected.
My usual, awkward Form took my first steps in them. I quickly managed to get the lace loop from one boot in a hook from another, almost landing on the floor. They were much easier to tie.
To break in the boots and get used to them, I took a few walks. Given my awkward nature, this was probably wise.
My first time outing was a gentle stroll along the riverbank. My feet were dry and warm on the muddy banks.
They were lighter than I expected and managed the muddy terrain well. The boots also provided grip and support on slippery wet stiles, which I swear were made for giants. (Ok, so I’m really short.
Next outing: A woodland walk, which is a cold and damp affair at this time of the year. My feet were dry, warm and comfortable again.
But, it’s impossible to really evaluate boots without putting them through their paces. You should be able to walk some distance in inclement weather.
On a snowy Sunday, it was a pleasant four-and-a-half miles along the River Ouse. It’s the perfect day to hibernate in the warmth, but sometimes it’s just necessary to get out there.
My feet were comfortable throughout the walk. There was no blistering, overheating or rubbing. Although I felt ready to remove them at the end, I would expect the same with any walking shoe at this point. My socks and feet were dry when I took them off, which was good considering it was raining and very wet underneath.
Here’s a picture of boots that have been tested. Geocacher’s knees are muddy.
Now I am looking forward to getting serious mileage from my boots with the Peddars Way – all 46 of it – and then to taking them on some adventures on hills. This East Anglian is very excited.
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These boots were provided in exchange for my honest review. As always, all opinions are mine and my honest.