What to Look for in a Pair of Women's Walking Boots

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What to Look for in a Pair of Women Photo by Colin Armstrong

Walking boots are essential for any camping or hiking trip. You will not survive long in a pair of trainers. If you want to avoid coming back from a weekend away with blisters all over your feet, you need to know what to look for in a pair of women's boots.

We are going to look at some of the ways you can make sure you get the right pair of walking boots.

Shop in the Afternoon
It sounds mad, but the truth is our feet are different depending on the time of day. As the day continues, our feet expand due to the increase in blood flow. This is why you need to shop in the afternoon. Our feet are slightly bigger at this point.

If you purchase some made-to-measure walking boots in the morning, you are going to find they do not fit well in the afternoon.

Buy Quality
Never buy cheap shoes when it comes to walking boots. The fact of the matter is you do get what you pay for. There are significant differences between a pair of faux leather boots and a pair of genuine cowhide boots. The latter will last for years without any problems, whereas the cheap pair will only last for a certain period, and they will not be particularly durable.

Be willing to shell out extra. A good pair of walking boots is just as important as a fancy pair of high heels for that upcoming cocktail party.

Size and Shape – Get it Measured
In most cases, we can buy a pair of shoes and have almost no problems. We pick a size off the shelf and we are perfectly fine. Walking boots are designed to traverse difficult terrain. This means you have to have stable feet at all times to benefit from the full protection of boots. If your feet are moving around inside, you are risking injury.

This is why we recommend visiting a specialist fitter and having your measurements taken. Everyone has slightly different sized feet. You cannot really notice it by looking at two pairs of feet, but there are minute differences, and these are significant.

Comfort Instead of Durability
Connoisseurs of walking boots will always comment on how durable they are. What newbies should never do is purchase a pair of boots that favours durability over comfort. Tougher pairs of boots do offer less comfort, but they are also designed for people who are used to wearing this type of footwear.

If this is your first time, opt for something more comfortable so you can get used to these boots. Over time, your feet will gradually toughen up and you will be able to opt for something more durable.

Remember, you are not embarking on a survival trip to the middle of the jungle. This is not a life or death experience. It is supposed to be a fun trip into the country where you can indulge in the natural wonders of the world. Do not ruin it with an uncomfortable pair of walking boots on your feet.

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