MEN’S WALKING BOOTS & WATERPROOF BOOTS
Regular excursions into the hills are very demanding on you and your footwear - your walking boots have to put up with serious punishment from all manner of obstacles. Even the most basic men’s walking boot must support your feet from ankle to toe, be sturdy enough to protect your feet from shifting rocks, and (at least for use in the UK) be fully waterproof. Men’s waterproof boots are essential for use in typically wet British conditions.
Fabric-leather combination uppers are great for easier walking; they are more flexible and lightweight, which can help make them comfortable straight from the box. These styles are almost universally backed by a waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX lining. Men’s hiking boots with full leather uppers tend to offer a lot more support, with a stiffer flex that helps to take the pressure out of walking on rocky terrain. They are also more weather resistant and durable, making the whole package very well suited for tough, mountain walking.