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Discussion in 'Clothing' started by Matt, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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  2. HillBill

    HillBill Very Addicted Site Donor

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    They look ok for mooching about in the woods. Quality comes with a price tag though with boots. Wonder how long it will take them to fall apart.

    Saying that, i had a pair of £30 Hi-tec boots that were probably the most comfortable i have ever worn, they were lightweight and lasted a good couple of years.

    These have gotta be worth a punt at that price though :).

    For me, boots and sleeping bags are the most important bits of kit. If your not in one, your in the other, so it pays to buy right. :)
  3. Kernowek Scouser

    Kernowek Scouser Quite Addicted Site Donor

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    These may be cheap and cheerful, but they were included in at least one Top 5 list last year.
    Walking.org | Top 5 Walking Boots 2011

    They are certainly the cheapest of the five listed (by a long chalk) and according to the review, fairly waterproof, so for the price they are definitely worth a punt.

    I imagine if you did any serious walking in them, the soles would ware down fairly quickly, but then that is true of most boots/shoes that don't have vibram soles (well it is for me).

    As I do do a fair bit of walking, I do go now for boots with vibram soles and you can easily spend a fortune on otherwise average boots, that have such soles. But if you shop around there are bargains out there.

    I picked up a pair of Karrimor Orkney 5's for £29.99 in the Sports Direct sale, good chunky soles with decent grip, have proven to be waterproof in heavy rain and mud, easy to clean and VERY comfortable to ware. I try to walk at least five miles, every other day (and at least ten miles one day a week) and they haven't failed me yet or shown signs of wear and tear. So I'd definitely recommend them to anyone who does a fair bit of walking.

    But for anyone just looking for a decent outdoor boot, to amble about in, at £13 the FTD's would definitely get my vote :goodjob:
  4. Leif

    Leif Extremely Talkative

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    I just bought a pair of Karrimor orkneys off Amazon for 40 quid reduced from 170 quid - and they are comfy!! My lad has had a pair for years and they've never done him wrong!