This is the most comfortable pair of boots I’ve ever owned. They are, like most of my walking gear, Mountain Warehouse’s own brand, and they cost me less than £60.
I always buy my boots in the sales. Perhaps a more expansive pair would last longer? I don’t know. These, however, lasted over 1,000 miles and were faithful friends to my feet.
Where have these boots been?
- Along the length of the Jurassic Way.
- Around much of the rugged South West Coast path
- Up and down the beautiful Wales Coast Path.
Why was it time to part? They’d been leaking for some months. I usually save them for ‘fair weather’ walking and, as I try to avoid walking in the rain, I didn’t really mind the fact they weren’t very waterproof. They finally let me down one last time, just short of Caernarfon in Wales, when I had to wade along flooded paths.
It seemed fitting to take them for one last paddle. In the sea (Well, my feet couldn’t get any wetter!) And then I left them sitting on a rock…
… no, I didn’t really. That would be littering. So I put them in a nearby bin. The can was nearly full and the boots sat on top of plastic bottles and crisp bags, looking mournfully at me while I walked away.
I prefer to think of them sitting on a rock, damp and sandy, waiting for the tide to come in and claim them.