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Heavy rain in Scotland today and I have just found my walking shoes aren't waterproof!

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bryonyelf Wed 07-Jan-15 13:54:56

Any suggestions for comfy walking shoes that are waterproof?

Thanks

trappedinsuburbia Wed 07-Jan-15 15:26:12

I have a pair of merrell siren and they dont leak.

addictedtosugar Wed 07-Jan-15 19:51:29

What are they made of?
if leather, get some nikwax or similar, and coat.
If fabric, get some spray, and try spraying them.

Do you mean things that look like outside boots, or things that look like fashion shoes, but are good for walking distances in?

bryonyelf Thu 08-Jan-15 13:22:03

They are definitely not waterproof! Just looked online so I need something for walking in. Not fashion styles as we live fairly rural. Will take a look at Merrell.

RaisingSteam Thu 08-Jan-15 13:24:37

You do need to maintain with wax or spray. Walking as in "hiking" or just day to day running around?

Greengardenpixie Thu 08-Jan-15 13:32:28

For rain and just generally walking around these are the best...keep feet toasty and dont leak at all. Amazing boots. Warm fleecey lining and even better with a warm insole:

www.amazon.co.uk/Jacobsen-Womens-Damen-Gummistiefel-Weinrot/dp/B00JXC4UJ8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1420723891&sr=8-3&keywords=ilse+jacobsen+boots

Greengardenpixie Thu 08-Jan-15 13:34:38

Dont be put off by the fact they are rubber...they are seriously good quality boots. Shop around. I got mine in grey for £50

Greengardenpixie Thu 08-Jan-15 13:36:19

They look good too:

www.inisonline.com/assets/images/uploaded/products/9592/euactqfmztgcj_med.jpg

florascotia Thu 08-Jan-15 15:08:07

These are guaranteed (whatever that means) and on sale: shopeu.ecco.com/uk/en/womens/gore-tex-footwear

I live in a wet and muddy rural area and brought a similar sort of Ecco pair last year, but in leather (can't find them on this year's website); they have been very comfortable and have kept my feet dry for everyday use, although they are deeply, deeply unglamorous.

I would not wear them for wading for going for a serious hill-walk, however. For that, I'd choose Scarpa brand boots such as www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/scarpa-womens-terra-gtx-boot-42110195?id_colour=143 - but they are expensive.

The Ilse Jacobson ones look nice and seem good quality, but - this may be just a personal quibble - I hate walking far in wellingstons. I find that without laces to adjust the fit my feet sort of slop around inside boots. That's is tiring, and makes me, at least, feel less-sure footed.

Greengardenpixie Thu 08-Jan-15 15:34:32

With thick socks they dont actually feel like wellies. i could personally wear them all day and feel comfortable. They do come up generous though...so thick socks and an insole are best. I was up and around loch lomond area....in mud and by the side of the loch and my feet were bone dry.

florascotia Thu 08-Jan-15 15:47:15

Green It's probably just me - I know that many people feel perfectly happy in wellingtons and those Jacobson ones do look good.

Apologies for stray words in previous posting - I was interrupted while writing it and really should have read through what I'd written before clicking on 'send'!

Greengardenpixie Thu 08-Jan-15 15:58:31

Didnt even notice any stray words! grin
Im not one for wellies either tbh and thought long and hard...but i hate my feet getting wet so thought i would give them a go. I was impressed...although in no way take the place of a good robust hillwalking boot.

leedy Thu 08-Jan-15 16:59:10

Ecco, Clarks, Camper, and Ugg all do waterproof shoes/boots.

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