Of course most boots, especially three-season walking boots, have waterproof characteristics as standard. Whether it’s because of their Gore-Tex lining, the utilising of naturally water repellent materials such as leather, or some other gear sorcery; a walking boot that offers protection from water is clearly far more likely to satisfy the wearer especially in wet places like the United Kingdom.
But how do you know the walking boot you want to buy is as waterproof as the manufacturer says it is? To help you navigate the huge choice on offer and purchase a boot that’s guaranteed to keep your feet dry, we’ve compiled together this collection of some of the best ones on the market. There’s obviously lots of walking boots around that are as equally as waterproof as these, so don’t feel like we’re dismissing products not featured below. This list is just something to consider, if you’re having difficulties.
Mammut T-Aenergy GTX
They might have a bit of a rubbish name, but the T-Aenergy GTX boots are absolute spot on when it comes to delivering precisely what you want from a waterproof boot. Lined with Gore-Tex, these are brilliant for anyone who loves walking through the cold wet months of autumn and, to an extent, winter as well. Walk through a puddle or stream in these, and you can rest assured that your feet will still be warm and dry afterwards.
In terms of grip, the Vibram® Scale sole is an absolute masterpiece. Based on the scaly armour of the Pangolin, the design provides an impressive level of traction on a variety of surfaces and terrains. We’ve got a whole lot of love for these waterproof walking boots, and we think you will too.