Webtogs advise on top walking boot models for summer 2010

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Webtogs gives advise on the leading brands and models for walking boots this summer.

When it comes to walking there’s no more important piece of equipment than footwear. Webtogs know how important a good pair of boots is and are introducing a wide range of leading brands and models to cover every shape and size of foot. From traditional style leather boots from Brasher to the latest lightweight innovations from Keen, Webtogs offer the best the market has to offer.

The name Brasher has been respected for decades, with a reputation for classic, comfortable and durable leather boots at affordable prices. The Brasher Hillmaster GTX, available in both Men’s’ and Women’s’ fit, is Britain’s best-selling walking boot and an annual favourite. The simple , classic, design combines water resistant full grain leather with an abrasion resistant Gore-Tex liner to give an ideal all year round boot.

In summer lightweight boots can make a big difference to a day in the hills, and they don’t come much lighter than the Brasher Supalite GTX. Another classic styled full grain leather boot the Supalite GTX weighs in at a remarkable 1122g per pair making them ideal for longer days, but still boasts a full Gore-Tex liner for total water protection. In a break from traditional leather Brasher have also produced a mid-cut version in a mix of fabric and suede. The Supalite Hybrid XCR is a cross between a full walking boot and an approach shoe, combining support, performance, versatility and precision in a lightweight design that’s perfect for summer.

Meindl is another classic name in the world of walking boots, with the Borneo Pro leather boot an all-time favourite. The Borneo Pro MFS is the latest version to build on an enviable reputation, with an active air system to help vent warm air through strategically positioned vents. With a speed lacing system, anatomical tongue and Memory Foam system for the perfect custom fit the Borneo Pro design looks set to stay at the top of the sales charts.

The Merrell brand is famous for comfortable and innovative outdoor shoes and Merrell brought the same levels of style and quality to their range of walking boots. Using a combination of suede, Nubuck leather and fabrics with a triple density moulded footframe and multidirectional Octogrip sole the Women’s Chameleon Arc is a fully waterproof but lightweight boot from one of the world’s leading outdoor manufacturers .

Webtogs stock an extensive range of footwear from Keen, famous for innovative footwear and attention to detail. The Targhee II Mid Walking boot is fast becoming a favourite with its combination of comfort, durability and grip. At only 482g per boot it really is lightweight, thanks to a combination of leather, webbing and mesh, and ideal for summer use.

Berghaus have also taken advantage of combining leather, fabric and mesh to keep weight down, with the Explorer Trail Light boot. Gore Tex lined for totally waterproof performance the Explorer Trail Light offers comfort, grip and breathability making it ideal for prolonged walking even in warmer weather.

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