Robust hiking boots with a strong grip
Hiking boots are always endowed with rugged, anti-slip soles. Ensuring that your boots have a solid grip is key, especially if you’re planning to take on rough terrain or venture in humid conditions – both of which run the risk of the ground underfoot being slippery. On that note, if you’re anticipating wet weather (somewhat typical for the UK), then a pair of these and a decent water-repellent coat or windbreaker jacket are definitely a safe bet! A good-quality thick sole, which will serve to absorb shocks, is equally essential! As a general guideline, high-rise hiking boots have a thicker, sturdier sole to them compared with lightweight low-rise models, which should really be reserved for long walks across smoother terrain. So, for traditional hiking style, women's and men's black and chunky high-rise models are the way to go!