Best walking boots for women

07 May 2021

Woman on a hike

A good pair of walking boots can be a real game-changer. Here are the best women’s walking boots for 2021.

Let’s face it, we’ve been on more walks in the past year than ever before – mainly because that was pretty much all we were allowed to do during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

As every Girl Guide knows, it’s always best to be prepared and a good pair of walking boots can give you a spring in your step and minimise the risk of injuries.

Whether you're planning to scale Ben Nevis, tackle the cliffs of the South Coast or just want something sturdy for dog walking, it’s important to make sure your feet are dry, comfy and well supported.

After all, the last thing you want is to feel the dreaded pang of a newly formed blister when you’re halfway through a 10-mile hike.

You may be a newbie to rambling or may have been wearing the same trusty boots for years and now need to invest in a new pair. Either way, the overwhelming range of walking boots for women available online can seem baffling.

The truth is that when it comes to walking boots, you get what you pay for. If you only need to wear your walking boots for some extra support a few times a year, here’s music to your ears; you don’t need to shell out on anything fancier than the boots at the lower end of the price spectrum.

But if you’re more serious about hiking and are planning on tackling some serious peaks or distances, the general rule is that the more you can spend on your boots, the better. Don’t fall into the trap of buying a pair of boots purely on the recommendation of other people either as they might not work for your feet.

“Fit can vary so much between walking boots that what's best for you is not necessarily going to be best for someone else,” advises one Mumsnetter.

With that in mind, another keen walker on our forums says: “I recommend that you try a few pairs from different brands to see what fits well. Think about what you want the boots for – just walking? Summer only? Or winter too? High level or lowland? Are your feet particularly wide or narrow?”

Whichever boots you choose, make sure you break them in first well before you embark on your first outing. By wearing your new walking boots around the house first, you can avoid last minute niggles or chafes when you’re in the middle of some serious mileage.

Here are the best walking boots for women for 2021.

1. Best ladies’ walking boots: Berghaus Women's Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots

Price: From £85.21 | Buy now from Amazon

“I wear Berghaus ones. My first pair lasted about four years of being worn pretty much daily in all weather conditions with very little cleaning or maintenance, and I've recently replaced those with an identical pair.”

1. Best ladies’ walking boots: Berghaus Women's Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots

Renowned for their top-quality hiking gear (particularly their waterproof coats and jackets, if you're wondering where you've seen them before), it's no surprise that Berghaus made it right to the top of our round-up of walking boots with their Women's Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots

With all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a technical brand, but very little fuss, a pair of Berghaus boots are a safe bet indeed. If you have, ahem, less than dainty feet, one hiker on the Mumsnet forums reckons Berghaus designs might work for you: “I have quite wide feet and have some great Berghaus walking boots.”

But reviewers say that the AQ® waterproof lining will keep your tootsies dry while the EVA midsoles and OrthoLite® footbed offer extra cushioning and support. Berghaus’ specially designed and patented opti-stud soles should keep you steady in the slippiest of conditions.

Pros

  • Great in wet conditions
  • Great value

Cons

  • Only one colourway available

Specs

  • Material: Leather and textile
  • Closure: Lace-up
  • Sole type: Opti-stud rubber soles
  • Waterproof technology: AQ® waterproof lining
Buy now from Amazon

2. Best budget walking boots: Karrimor Bodmin Mid 5 Ladies' Boots

Price: From £44.94 | Buy now from Amazon

“I have a pair of Karrimor boots and they are extremely comfortable. I've had frequent use out of them with the dog, and had them over a year and they still look and feel as they did when I got them. Quite a decent pair considering the low price tag – very happy with them.”

2. Best budget walking boots: Karrimor Bodmin Mid 5 Ladies' Boots

If you're on a tighter budget, Mumsnetters swear by Karrimor walking boots. For a fraction of the price of higher-end options on the extensive walking boot market, Bodmin Mid 5 Ladies are a lightweight, sturdy pair of walking boots.

These best value walking boots are designed for medium width feet with a 2.5cm heel height. Offering a full grain leather upper with a soft leather like collar lining and gum rubber soles, they really are excellent value for the price.

Reviewers say that these everyday walking boots have proven themselves waterproof, comfortable and long-lasting time and time again.

Pros

  • Budget-friendly
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Not available in half sizes

Specs

  • Material: Leather and manmade
  • Closure: Lace-up
  • Sole type: Gum rubber
  • Waterproof technology: Exclusive Weathertite with breathable lining
Buy now from Amazon

3. Best weekend walking boots: Hi-Tec Bandera Lite WP Shoes

Price: From £45.77 | Buy now from Amazon

“Hi-Tec do a really good range – I have a pair and they are really comfy and lightweight. And not too £££.”

3. Best weekend walking boots: Hi-Tec Bandera Lite WP Shoes

Similar to the Karrimor pair, these boots from Hi-Tec have everything you'll need for weekend jaunts and hillwalking.

Hi-Tec Bandera Lite WP Shoes may not be the best pick if you're planning on summiting mountains in the UK (Mumsnet users warn that they don't have the best grip on wet rocky ground), but they're a comfy and affordable option for pretty much everything else. They look good too – we love the fresh and summery taupe, dune and boysenberry colourway.

These suede leather budget walking boots are designed for medium-width feet and feature a 4cm heel height, laces and a Dri Tec waterproof breathable membrane to keep your feet leak-free. There’s also a moulded footbed for cushioning comfort.

Pros

  • Great value
  • Moulded footbed
  • Great for everyday use

Cons

  • Not suited to mountain trekking or slippery conditions

Specs

  • Material: Suede leather and synthetic
  • Closure: Lace-up
  • Sole type: Rubber
  • Waterproof technology: Dri Tec waterproof breathable membrane
Buy now from Amazon

4. Best walking boots for first-time hikers: Trespass Ailish Women’s Waterproof Walking Boots

Price: £43.50 | Buy now from Amazon

“I have really wide feet and, after trying on loads of brands, the only pair that felt comfortable from the start were Trespass. They’re lightweight, keep my feet dry and have a good grip too.”

4. Best walking boots for first-time hikers: Trespass Ailish Women’s Waterproof Walking Boots

If you're new to this whole hiking boot malarkey, these Trespass boots are ideal as a first pair. Given that Trespass is a trusted, household name for outdoor gear (their waterproof coats always score highly with reviewers), they’re great value for money.

These suede boots are described as ‘high rise’ but are actually more of a mid-cut boot with cushioning ankle support. They’re equally suited to fell walking as they are to woodland rambles with the dog and kids in tow.

They don’t have the ‘wow factor’ features offered by more expensive styles – no Vibram soles here, for example – but the Tres-Tex waterproof and breathable membrane will keep you cosy. They’re available in fresh and breezy Grey Steel and pale pink – ideal for spring and summer hikes.

Pros

  • Great value
  • Supportive

Cons

  • Small sizings

Specs

  • Material: Suede and synthetic fabrics
  • Closure: Lace-up
  • Sole type: Phylon/rubber
  • Waterproof technology: Tres-Tex Waterproof and Breathable Membrane
Buy now from Amazon

5. Best Gore-Tex® walking boots: Tecnica Starcross Waterproof Walking Boots

Price: £99.99 | Buy now from Decathlon

“I have a pair of Tecnica boots that I love and that aren't too hot even in a southern French summer. They’re also waterproof and extremely comfortable.”

5. Best Gore-Tex® walking boots: Tecnica Starcross Waterproof Walking Boots

If you have a slightly bigger budget, these lightweight nubuck boots from Tecnica have a Vibram sole for optimal grip and durability even in wet conditions. Be warned though that Tecnica Starcross Waterproof Walking Boots aren't designed to stray too far off-road.

Mostly designed for walking on tarmac and flat paths, they aren't recommended if you’re planning the Three Peaks Challenge. But for tootling around the countryside with your pooch, they'll be more than ideal.

Featuring a Gore-Tex® shell, these waterproof walking boots will keep your feet bone dry in pouring conditions and they look pretty nifty too – an excellent value for money choice.

Pros

  • Non-slip Vibram sole
  • Gore-Tex® waterproof technology
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not suited for off-road or hilly conditions

Specs

  • Material: Nubuck
  • Closure: Lace-up with top hook
  • Sole type: Vibram
  • Waterproof technology: Gore-Tex® waterproof and breathable membrane
Buy now from Decathlon

6. Best lightweight walking boots: Keen Women’s Explore Mid Height Waterproof Hiking Boots

Price: From £44.33 | Buy now from Amazon

“Keen are amazingly comfortable – their boots, shoes and sandals. I first got some when I was in Canada and I’ve continued to buy them once home. You can hunt around and find them on offer quite often.”

6. Best lightweight walking boots: Keen Women’s Explore Mid Height Waterproof Hiking Boots

These exceptionally lightweight performance mesh boots are not only comfy and cosy, they also have a waterproof coating meaning they'll keep your feet dry.

Fusing hiking boots with trainers, they’re the most stylish walking boots we’ve seen and, if you’re the picky type, you can choose between several colourways including Chinois Green and Dusty Pink, Blue Nights and Silver Birch, and Indigo and Doe Skin.

If you’re conscious of environmental issues, Keen Women's Explore Boots should appeal because they’re made using natural, pesticide-free, probiotic-based odour technology, PFC-free water repellent and leather sourced from Leather Working Group (LWG)-certified tanneries.

Be warned, though – they're not the hardiest of boots, so if you're planning on getting a lot of day-to-day wear they may not be the best choice.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Eco-friendly

Cons

  • Not heavy duty

Specs

  • Material: Synthetic
  • Closure: Lace-up
  • Sole type: Rubber
  • Waterproof technology: Waterproof mesh upper and breathable membrane.
Buy now from Amazon

7. Best dog walking boots: Gelert Leather Upper-Cushioned Boots

Price: £34.99 | Buy now from Amazon

“Mine have been fab. They're really lightweight and waterproof, and have been great for dog walks on waterlogged paths around the lake and for weekend walks. I'll never spend more than £50 on walking boots again – these didn't even need breaking in!”

7. Best dog walking boots: Gelert Leather Upper-Cushioned Boots

You know it's a good sign when a pair of boots just looks comfortable. Made from a coated leather/synthetic mix, the material isn't the tip-top quality found in the more expensive pairs, but it's waterproof and comfy, which is really all that matters when you’re using your boots for weekend rambles.

An excellent choice for dog walkers who want sturdier footwear than trainers, these no-nonsense budget walking boots are secured by strong D-ring laces which should put an end to those annoying ‘hang on, my lace is undone’ moments and there’s a cushioned insole for extra comfort.

Gelert Leather Upper-Cushioned Boots don’t offer the flashy colour combinations or stylings of some other styles but, let’s face it, black goes with everything and, at this price, we absolutely can’t grumble.

Pros

  • Value for money
  • Available in half sizes

Cons

  • Not as technical as other brands

Specs

  • Material: Leather and synthetic
  • Closure: Lace-up with D-rings
  • Sole type: Rubber
  • Waterproof technology: Premium coated leather upper
Buy now from Amazon

8. Best hill walking boots: Meindl Bhutan Lady MFS Walking Boots

Price: £209 | Buy now from Go Outdoors

“I've had my Meindl boots for 18 years and they're still fantastic.”

“Meindl are by far the best – mine have lasted ages and I have worked as a ranger in the Scottish Highlands! Expensive but well worth the money.”

8. Best hill walking boots: Meindl Bhutan Lady MFS Walking Boots

If you're after some boots that will go the distance, Meindl are the undisputed champions.

Described by the manufacturers as a ‘more refined’ version of their best selling Burma boot, Meindl Bhutan Lady MFS Walking Boots are an excellent choice for hill walking.

Made from real leather with a GORE-TEX lining to keep you dry along with supportive memory foam and extra soft ankle cushioning. Top notch non-slip Vibram soles come as standard.

With so many Mumsnet users boasting that their Meindl boots have lasted decades (yes, really), it's understandable that these walking boots for women are the most expensive brand in this list by a fair whack.

However, if you can afford the initial cost – without taking out a small mortgage – then you can guarantee you'll be trekking the mountains in absolute comfort and style for a fair few years yet.

Pros

  • Long-lasting
  • Highly waterproof

Cons

  • Expensive

Specs

  • Material: Leather
  • Closure: Lace-up
  • Sole type: Vibram
  • Waterproof technology: GORE-TEX®
Buy now from Go Outdoors

9. Best spring/summer walking boots: Asolo Women's Finder GV Walking Boots

Price: From £116.99 | Buy now from Amazon

“My DD wears Asolo boots.”

9. Best spring/summer walking boots: Asolo Women's Finder GV Walking Boots

They’re not cheap, but these water-resistant suede boots are very lightweight – just over 500g per shoe – making them ideal for spring/summer trail walking. Asolo Women's Finder GV Walking Boots also available in eye-catching colourways with contrasting laces.

Gore-Tex® waterproof and breathable membrane waterproofing will keep you protected – but not too hot and sweaty – when the inevitable British summer downpour hits. A Lite 2 Anatomic footbed will keep your tootsies cushioned and supported all day.

The sole is quality too – a Vibram® Duo Radiant Megagrip rubber sole, no less, to keep you firmly on the ground, even on the rockiest of paths. Intriguingly, the manufacturer also claims that the lugs are ‘self-cleaning.’ Any shoe that can keep itself spick and span is a winner in our books!

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Eye-catching colourways

Cons

  • Pricey

Specs

  • Material: Water-resistant suede
  • Closure: Lace-up
  • Sole type: Vibram® Duo Radiant Megagrip
  • Waterproof technology: Gore-Tex® waterproof and breathable membrane
Buy now from Amazon

10. Best vegan walking boots: Merrell Women's Moab Speed Mid GORE-TEX®

Price: From £135 | Buy now from Merrell

“My Merrell boots have been bloody brilliant. They're seven years old now, and I've never had a pair so long. The Vibram sole is part of the comfiness, I'm sure.”

10. Best vegan walking boots: Merrell Women's Moab Speed Mid GORE-TEX®

If ethical buying is important to you and you won’t consider a pair of walking boots unless they’re vegan-friendly, you might be surprised how many options there are out there. Vegan suitable clothing is certainly an ever-growing market and outdoorsy gear is no exception.

These excellent mid height trail boots from outward bounds giants Merrell feature 100 percent recycled laces and mesh lining. Vibram Traction Lug soles prevent nasty slips in wet conditions and a FloatPro Foam™ midsole offers extra comfort and support to your feet.

A Gore-Tex® waterproof membrane keeps everything dry – a must when you’re trekking across rainy paths and trails.

The Merrell Women's Moab Speed Mid Gore-Tex® boot certainly looks the part too in a choice of colourways. Our favourite is the fresh and summery looking Lichen.

Pros

  • Vegan-friendly
  • Stylish

Cons

  • More suited to flatter paths than mountain trekking

Specs

  • Material: Vegan-friendly mesh and TPU
  • Closure: Lace-up
  • Sole type: Vibram Traction
  • Waterproof technology: Gore-Tex® waterproof membrane
Buy now from Merrell

11. Best winter walking boots: Scarpa Terra GTX Walking Boots

Price: £144 | Buy now from Go Outdoors

“I love my Scarpa boots. They are as comfortable at the end of the day as they are at the beginning.”

“I’ve got Scarpa boots that I’m happy with. I must have had them nearly 10 years, and they’re great – comfortable and waterproof. I’ve used them for mountain hikes, local walks and they’re my go to footwear when it snows.”

11. Best winter walking boots: Scarpa Terra GTX Walking Boots

These sturdy leather walking boots are more than up to the job, wherever you decide to take them.

Scarpa – an outdoor footwear brand with roots in Italy and North America – designed the Scarpa Terra GTX's for UK fell walking. These lightweight boots with durable Vibram soles and Gore-Tex® waterproof technology are equally equipped for power walking through urban areas.

Hiking enthusiasts on the Mumsnet forums certainly love their durability and comfort, and swear that they've worn them in 'Proper Scottish Rain' and survived to tell the tale (high praise indeed), so they’re a great choice if you’re looking for winter walking boots.

As one happy trekker enthused on our talk forums: “I walked the West Highland Way in August, including three days of torrential rain, and Scarpas kept my feet dry and I got no blisters. The quality is first rate – worth spending the money if you're a regular hiker.”

Scarpa Terra GTX Walking Boots may be at the upper end of the spectrum, but you'll certainly get plenty of wear out of them.

Pros

  • Lightweight yet supportive
  • Durable Vibram soles

Cons

  • Pricey

Specs

  • Material: Leather
  • Closure: Lace-up
  • Sole type: Rubber Energy 2 Vibram
  • Waterproof technology: Gore-Tex®
Buy now from Go Outdoors

12. Best barefoot walking boots: Vivo Tracker II FG

Price: £190 | Buy now from Vivo

“In the last few years I've been wearing solely barefoot shoes and find them so unbelievably comfortable.”

12. Best barefoot walking boots: Vivo Tracker II FG

The barefoot shoe movement strips shoes of padding and thick soles, allowing your tootsies to feel the ground. Barefoot shoe enthusiasts say this is liberating and beneficial for your posture and foot health.

The Vivo Tracker II FG is a super-flexible leather boot with thinner soles than you’d expect for hiking. Free from bulky inner soles usually found in walking boots, each boot weighs only 330g.

The recycled waterproof membrane will keep out the wet, and there’s a removable thermal insole to adapt to all seasons along with a protective sturdy toe box and padded ankle cuff for support.

The Firm Ground Sole has 4mm grip lugs – although these probably won’t cope with muddy conditions. If you find they don’t work for you on hikes, they’re stylish enough to wear with jeans in more urban surroundings.

Additionally, the manufacturer offers a 100-day trial period, and a no-quibble return and refund policy.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Innovative

Cons

  • Won’t suit all feet

Specs

  • Material: Leather
  • Closure: Lace-up
  • Sole type: Firm Ground Sole
  • Waterproof technology: Recycled waterproof membrane
Buy now from Vivo

13. Best wide-fit walking boots: Brasher Women's Country Master Hiking Boots

Price: From £127.50 | Buy now from Amazon

“I have Brashers and I've found them great. I have wide feet at the front and there's plenty of room in them. I broke them in on a 20-mile clifftop walk and nary a blister in sight.”

13. Best wide-fit walking boots: Brasher Women's Country Master Hiking Boots

For a timelessly classic boot which is neither out of place in the valleys and fells of the Lakes nor walking your pup round a North London park, look no further than these tan coloured boots by Brasher.

Made from premium leather with suede around the ankle, Brasher Women's Country Master Hiking Boots are soft and supple but also tough and hard wearing. Waterproof eVent(R) technology will keep your feet dry.

Although the manufacturer advises that Brasher Women's Country Master Hiking Boots are suitable for medium width feet, some reviewers say that they work well on wider feet as there’s plenty of toe-wiggling space at the front.

Pros

  • Classic style
  • Premium leather

Cons

  • Heavier than some styles

Specs

  • Material: Leather
  • Closure: Lace-up
  • Sole type: Vibram rubber
  • Waterproof technology: Waterproof eVent(R) technology
Buy now from Amazon

14. Best Salomon walking boots: Salomon Women's Quest 4D 4 GORE-TEX® Walking Boots

Price: £162 | Buy now from Go Outdoors

“I wear Salomon walking boots a lot – they're waterproof, light, comfy and I can walk long distances in them without tiring. They are also fine in rain, ice and snow. Five-star recommendation.”

14. Best Salomon walking boots: Salomon Women's Quest 4D 4 GORE-TEX® Walking Boots

A classy performance boot, you can expect an awful lot of bells and whistles with a pair of Salomons – a respected name in outdoor gear.

These lightweight boots offer a mudguard, toe cap and GORE-TEX® upper to keep your toes dry, a higher cut, SensiFit™ midsole, Ortholite® sockliner and gusseted tongue to keep you cushioned and supported, and a High Traction Contagrip outsole to ensure you stay firmly upright even if you’re hiking across a range of treacherous surfaces.

You’ll also benefit from a 4D Advanced Chassis™ between the sole and midsole to improve motion control and protection. Impressive. Women's Quest 4D 4 GORE-TEX® Hiking Boots are long-lasting and technical – perfect if you're planning on some serious walking.

These are the best Salomon walking boots we’ve found and they’re a great investment buy that should last and last. As one fan on our forums reported: “I have a cracking Salomon pair which were a birthday gift from my DP, replacing my previous Salomon pair I’d had for about 15 years.”

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Long-lasting

Cons

  • Expensive

Specs

  • Material: Nubuck leather and textile
  • Closure: Lace-up
  • Sole type: Contragrip®
  • Waterproof technology: GORE-TEX®
Buy now from Go Outdoors

15. Best stylish walking boots: The North Face Women’s Strike II Hike

Price: From £66.23 | Buy now from Amazon

“Mine are The North Face – had them about eight years and they're still totally waterproof and very comfortable. I'm not sure the grip is as good as it could be though.”

15. Best stylish walking boots: The North Face Women’s Strike II Hike

If you want brownie points for style from the teens in your life, The North Face has had a recent fashion renaissance.

These boots – available in Ebony Grey or Coffee Brown – have loads of the technical features you'd expect from walking boots, including Heatseeker™ Eco synthetic insulation, Cradle™ Guide technology midsole for extra cosy cushioning and seam sealed DryVent™ waterproof and windproof technology. The Surface CTRL® outsole will keep you on two feet during your adventures too.

Reviewers say that The North Face Women’s Strike II Hike up small, so bear that in mind when you’re ordering online. Overall, these are a stylish choice for fashion-conscious hikers who don’t want to compromise on comfort.

Pros

  • Fashion conscious
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Small sizings

Specs

  • Material: Synthetic leather
  • Closure: Lace-up
  • Sole type: Surface CTRL® Rubber
  • Waterproof technology: DRYVENT™
Buy now from Amazon

What to look for when buying walking boots?

Fabrics

Some walking boots are made of real leather uppers. Leather is a tough material which is generally very easy to care for.

Other boots are made from synthetic fabrics which will require an added waterproof layer such as GORE-TEX®. Fabric boots may require more care and attention in order to maintain functionality.

If you’re likely to be tackling wet, boggy ground, look for a solidly waterproof boot – again, GORE-TEX® is always reliable for keeping your feet cosy and dry.

Style

It’s important to match your boot style to the terrain you’ll be covering.

If you’re on fairly flat paths, a mid-cut boot should suffice. For scrambling up steeper hills or mountain trails, you’ll need something higher cut and more supportive.

Look out for good ankle support, particularly if you're planning on climbing mountains and ridges.

A top tip is that soles are usually made to tally with the upper – higher cut, supportive boots tend to have sturdier, grippier soles.

Fit

How will they fit with your walking socks? Some people wear more than one pair.

Check that your heel doesn't move up and down too much on the ascent, and check that your toes don't bump against the front of the boot on the descent.

It's also recommended to try going up a half size from your day to day footwear as your feet swell slightly as you walk.

How do I find the right size walking boots?

When ordering online, it can be tricky knowing which size to choose. Thankfully, most online retailers will take returns providing the boot hasn't been worn outside but it’s handy to achieve the right fit the first time around.

Start by using the manufacturer sizing guide. Most boots allow room for hiking socks, but check online customer reviews to see if they tend to come up large or small. When trying a boot, do it at the end of the day when your feet are naturally a bit swollen as this gives you an idea of how the boots will fit during use.

The fit should be snug and supportive but never tight. When you’re walking, your heel should stay in place rather than moving around as this can cause blisters.

Your toes should have room to wiggle but should feel snug and supported. Look out for pinching and rubbing and try walking at different gradients – on the flat, climbing and descending.

How do I clean my walking boots?

Your walking boots will benefit from regular cleaning and you can also use care products including waxes and creams for leather and sprays or paint on applications for fabric boots.

If your boots get wet – as they will inevitably do at some point – first remove the footbed (or insole) to aid drying. Try to dry the boot and footbed as naturally as possible. You can also replace the footbed to ensure that your walking boots stay comfortable and supportive for longer.

Which are the best ladies' walking boots?

The best ladies’ walking boots are Berghaus Women's Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots.

These well-priced boots offer a host of technical details including an AQ® waterproof lining, EVA midsoles, OrthoLite® footbed Berghaus’ specially designed and patented opti-stud soles. They’re a great all-round, long-lasting walking boot.

The best budget walking boots are Karrimor Bodmin Mid 5. Mumsnetters swear by Karrimor walking boots and, for just a fraction of the price of higher-end options, these boots are lightweight, technical and stylish too.

How we chose our recommendations

Our walking boots suggestions came from recommendations on the Mumsnet forums and from consumer reviews on the web. We consulted independent review sites for opinions about products to ensure we were bringing you an honest summary of walking boots for women in 2021.

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