The Best Walking Boots For Men | Recommended Kit | Tiso Blog

Walking boots are one of the most important items of your outdoor kit. A good quality, well fitted walking boot can make the difference between an enjoyable day in the hills and a less pleasant experience.

Here at Tiso, we often get asked ‘What are the best walking boots you stock?’ This is a hard question for any sales assistant, because the best walking boot for YOU will be very different to the best walking boot for the customer next to you. Choosing a new walking boot is a very individual task, you need to pick a boot that fits your specific foot shape.

Other factors to consider when choosing a new boot are, the type of walking you would like to do? And the amount of use you would like to get out of the boot? Are you planning on bagging Munro’s every weekend, daily dog walking or the occasional family hike?

To make this easier to digest, we have split our Top Pick boots into three categories, detailed below

LIGHTWEIGHT WALKING

Ideal for day walks, dog walking and hotter climates. These boots are light, waterproof and comfortable.

MIDWEIGHT WALKING + BACKPACKING

These type of boots are designed to be more durable and supportive (and are therefore heavier) than lightweight boots, and are intended for trips over moderate terrain. They are suitable for going cross country and venturing onto steeper and more rugged landscapes.

TOP-END BOOTS

Top-end boots are designed for extended trips, big mountain days and long-term use. They are therefore generally heavier, more rigid, more supportive and durable than the previous types of footwear.

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Top picks for Lightweight walking boots

Anatom Men's V2 Vorlich Boot - £99

The Men’s Anatom V2 Vorlich boot is a lightweight, waterproof and comfortable hiking boot. This boot features a Vibram sole, Polyester and Suede upper and a Tri-aria waterproof/breathable membrane.

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Berghaus Men's Hillwalker II Gore-Tex Boots - £130

The Berghaus Hillwalker II is the perfect boot for country walks or a long day in the hills. This boot has a full grain leather upper and a Gore-tex waterproof lining. Considering it is a leather boot, the Berghaus Hillwalker is surprising lightweight partly due to its lower ankle level, allowing freer movement.

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Top picks for mid-weight walking boots

Salomon Quest 4D 2 Gore-Tex Boot - £165

The Salomon Quest is a very popular midweight boot. It’s high ankle coverage, 4D Chassis and full grain nubuck leather make this boot a very supportive and durable option. Ideal for extended hikes, mountain days and load carrying.

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Salewa Men's MTN Mid Gore-tex Boot - £180

The Salewa MTN mid is a great midweight boot for all mountain terrain. It is fully waterproof with a Gore-tex lining as well as a robust suede upper. The Salewa MTN mid has a very stiff mid and outsole, making it as much at home scrambling on rock as it is hiking up Scottish mountains.

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Top picks for top-end boots

Meindl Bhutan GTX boots - £199

The Meindl Bhutan is a stiff, durable and comfortable hiking boot. The Bhutan has the added protection of a full rubber rand and the added comfort of a memory foam ankle cuff. This 3-season boot can stand up to the worse conditions the mountains can throw at it. At £199 this is an investment boot. If properly cared for, this boot will provide comfort and protection for many years to come.

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Scarpa Delta GTX active boot - £199

The Scarpa Delta GTX active boot is a tough 3-season boot with a full grain leather upper and a Vibram sole. This boot is designed for big mountain days on steep, rugged landscapes and for long-term use. The Scarpa Delta is a brilliant option for an all-round hiking boot.

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