The clever outer combo of leather and mesh provides both warmth and breathability, and Gore-Tex technology keeps everything dry when bad weather looms.They’re grippy, even when we tested them on slippy rocks in pouring rain.We’ve worn them in freezing cold and bright sunshine and felt comfortable and supported in both.Make sure you lace the boots up tightly, as they are cut rather wide around the ankles.Leather is naturally waterproof but can be stiffer and heavier and takes a while to break in and mould comfortably to your feet.Fabric boots tend to be lighter and can feel more like wearing comfortable trainers straight out of the box, but tend to be less durable and less warm.
A good outdoor shop will let you try on multiple pairs and can advise on getting the right fit and style.
Buy now Weight: 730g Waterproofing: Gore Tex Material: Nubuck leather Colours: Dark orange/tan Sizes range: 4-8 A boot to invest in for a lifetime of wear, the Tatras might be made from supple nubuck but they are reliably durable.
These have Gore Tex waterproofing and grippy Vibram soles.
Good boots should include a breathable membrane to wick away sweat and keep your your feet from overheating.
You’ll find both high and low-cut hiking boots and trainer-like shoes on sale – we’ve both in our roundup, and find shoes great for warm weather and everyday use.
They are waterproof, but we found this wore off after twenty or so wears in rain.