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Goodbye to a favourite pair

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.

coast-and-bootsI 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. Continue reading Goodbye to a favourite pair

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My first walking BOOTS

Ruth Livingstone, first walking bootsBoots are a walker’s best friend. Or worst enemy.
This was my first pair.

Leather. Chocolate covered (no – coloured). Comfortable as slippers for the first ten miles. Like wearing two lumps of wood for the next five!

Sadly they only lasted 500 miles. The soles were fine, but the leather – despite dollops of Dubbin – cracked and broke. I continued to wear them, but they were no longer waterproof and, after one soaking too many, I threw them out and brought some fabric ones instead.