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1 July 2021

Walking boot brand reviews

Anyone who has hiked in a pair of poor quality walking boots will know how important it is to carefully select your footwear. Our walking boot reviews will help you find the best footwear for hiking.
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Our survey results show that four in 10 of you wear your walking boots once a week or more, and eight in 10 wear them once a month or more, so let us help you choose the most suitable boots for you.

The best walking boot brands

We've rated 10 leading walking boot brands, including Meindl, Berghaus, Karrimor, Hi-Tec and Brasher. Unlock the table to find out:

  • the top walking boot brands
  • how owners rated walking boot brands for factors including breathability, comfort, durability and grip
  • the best-rated walking boot brands so you can buy with confidence
  • the lowest-rated walking boot brands - the ones you might want to avoid

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Walking boots
Brand
Price (£)
Comfort
Durability
Grip
Shock absorption
Flexibility
Water resistance
Customer score
Berghaus
92
Brasher
102
Hi-Tec
54
Karrimor
52
Meindl
133
Merrell
82
The North Face
90
Regatta
44
Salomon
103
Scarpa
127
Sample sizes: Berghaus 125, Brasher 138, Salomon 40, Merrell 48, Scarpa 65, Meindl 79, The North Face 32, Regatta 47, Hi-Tec 138, Karrimor 100 Price: The mean price paid for the walking shoes/boots by survey respondents

How we rate walking boots

In August 2013 the general public and members of the online Which? Connect panel took part in a survey about their walking boots. We collected 1,124 responses. We asked them to rate their walking boots on aspects such as comfort, durability and grip. We need a minimum sample size of 30 to report on a walking boot brand, and our research has allowed us to report on 10 different walking boot brands.

More than just walking boots reviews

We've surveyed the general public and our members to find out the best brands for all the travel accessories you'll need. So if you're heading off on a mountain hike or just need some suitable shoes for a weekend walk, we've got it covered.