Best Walking Boots Under £100 (UK) of 2022

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Whether you’re taking your dog for a stroll or solo-hiking the Pennine Way, the right walking boots can make all the difference, but sifting through an Internet’s worth of choices can be like drinking from a fire hose. How can you find the best walking boots under 100 UK pounds?

  • Berghaus Men’s Expeditor AQ Trek Boot
  • Karrimor Orkney III
  • Merrell Men’s Moab Mid Gore
  • Hi-Tec Altitude
  • Highlander II
Berghaus Men’s Expeditor AQ Trek Boot Check latest prize

There’s a reason this boot made it to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Recommended Kit List. Made of split suede and DWR coated air mesh with a waterproof lining, this walking boot includes an Opti-Stud Hike Outsole with solid lugs for good ground grip over rough terrain and a comfortable EVA midsole.

Pros:

  • They have a comfortable, trainer-like feel right out of the box.
  • The boots demonstrate solid durability over periods of hard use and varied terrain. The weight is surprisingly light for the solidity of the boot.

Cons:

  • Boots tend to be narrow through the toe box.
  • Soles can be somewhat inflexible.
Karrimor Orkney III Check latest prize

This classic lace-up hiking shoe made of full-grain leather features a Vibram Phoenix outsole and a waterproof (but breathable) lining called Weathertite. Different styles of midsoles offer varying levels of support depending on terrain or individual needs. The classic black leather design will definitely appeal to hiking purists.

Pros:

  • Boots tend to be narrow through the toe box.
  • Soles can be somewhat inflexible.

Cons:

  • Over time, the sole and upper may become separated.
  • They may not be durable enough for long-distance hiking.
  • Waterproofing may not last under heavy use.
Merrell Men’s Moab Mid Gore Check latest prize

These hiking boots are made of leather and mesh with a Vibram sole and waterproof Gore-Tex lining. An air cushion in the heel and compression-molded EVA foot frame provide extra cushioning. At first glance, they look like a comfortable hybrid mix of classic walking boot and sporty trainer, and may be a great choice for fell runners who want to do long-distance hiking.

Pros:

  • The generous toe box in most Merrell shoes makes this a good choice for walkers with slightly wider feet.
  • The sole uses two different types of rubber for flexibility over varied terrain.
  • The Gore-Tex membrane was highly effective at repelling water.

Cons:

  • There were occasional problems with the upper detaching from the sole after a hard hike.
  • Check the fit carefully before ordering because the Moab does not fit the same as other Merrell shoes.
  • The design makes these shoes somewhat difficult to clean.
Hi-Tec Altitude Check latest prize

This full-grain leather upper is complemented by a waterproof bootie and an i-shield water-repellent layer. With an Ortho-Lite foam-cushioned layer and a compression-molded EVA midsole, HI-Tec takes comfort seriously. This is a choice to consider for any walkers or hikers who know they’re going to be walking through puddles and over wet country and need to keep dry without having to bring five extra pairs of socks.

Pros:

  • The Hi-Tec boots have a very comfortable fit right out of the box.
  • Even after sustained use, the waterproofing remains effective.

Cons:

  • They’re great for walking or light hiking, but on more rugged trips, the lugs may become loose or detach.
Highlander II Check latest prize

This full-grain leather hiking boot comes with a waterproof and breathable membrane and a Vibram rubber bottom. Despite using cutting-edge advances in waterproofing, the Highlander II has that timeless look of a classic walking boot with metal hooks, a rugged design, and a solid, deep-tracked sole.

Pros:

  • These are very rugged-looking and long-lasting.
  • A recent redesign has vastly improved the ankle cushioning.

Cons:

  • The Highlanders aren’t really meant to take crampons, so this is not the best choice for mountaineering.
By: Jasper

Jasper is a die hard outdoor fanatic. He loves to canoe, hike and bike.Every year he goes off grid for almost 2 weeks in Sweden.

He loves to hike in his home country, The Netherlands. Goes camping whenever he can.