A quality pair of technical socks are the foundation of any keen walker’s itinerary. Whether you’re prepping for long-distance backpacking, a short afternoon hike or a run on the trails, the correct socks will keep you comfortable by reducing shock, adding support, removing sweat and heat and minimising blisters. Cotton socks, however, soak up moisture and can soon cause discomfort and irritation, especially on longer routes. Here’s why you need to invest in some functional footwear.
The correct footwear should make every trip into the great outdoors the adventure of a lifetime, not a painful slog through the wilds. When properly fitted, walking boots should move moisture away from the skin to reduce the risk of blisters while allowing heat to escape and cool air to enter keeping you feeling comfortable. They also protect and support the feet and ankles so you can confidently move over a range of rugged landscapes. Here’s our 4-step guide to how you can find and fit the perfect pair.
Whether you’re hiking local trails or trekking the Himalayas this spring/summer, our new season walking boots offer all of the comfort and support you need for your next adventure. Here are our favourite 2016 arrivals from world-leading brands Scarpa, Salomon, Mammut and The North Face.