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Raypat67

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walking boots
« on: 12:03:56, 08/05/19 »
Hi im shortly needing a new pair of walking boots and im looking for some recommendations, priced upto 140.00 or there abouts. Ive a few in mind but has anyone heard of these makes of boot   
1, grisport crusader
2, anatom q3 braeriach flx3
They seem to tick all the boxes for hill walking in the lake district , but any advice on these or any other boot would be appreciated , something thats gonna last and not leak or fall to pieces .
Thanks

GinAndPlatonic

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Re: walking boots
« Reply #1 on: 12:12:52, 08/05/19 »
Hi im shortly needing a new pair of walking boots and im looking for some recommendations, priced upto 140.00 or there abouts. Ive a few in mind but has anyone heard of these makes of boot   
1, grisport crusader
2, anatom q3 braeriach flx3
They seem to tick all the boxes for hill walking in the lake district , but any advice on these or any other boot would be appreciated , something thats gonna last and not leak or fall to pieces .
Thanks
I tried the Anatom Q3 but found them too narrow for me and felt heavy. Others might like them. I opted for the Anatom Q2 which are a delight to wear. Light, waterproof and reasonably sturdy. The soles are flexible and may not be to everyones liking if you prefer something sturdy and solid feeling under you feet. The Anatom Q2 are traditional looking boots and are built to last in my opinion.

I have tried the Grisport boots too & found them too heavy and rigid.

After years of wearing the old style, Brasher boots and imagining boots just have to be heavy and sturdy it was a revelation to put on the Q2`s new, and hike 10 mile without rubbing or blisters. They are very foot friendly with quite a wide toe box.
However its far better to try boots on before buying, or if online try and get free returns in case you do not like them...
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kinkyboots

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Re: walking boots
« Reply #2 on: 14:35:33, 08/05/19 »
If you want quality boots which will last you more than 1-2 years my advice would be to definitely go for leather boots with as little stitching as possible.

I would suggest that you make the effort to have a close look at the Altberg range (you may need travel a fair distance to your nearest Premier dealer). The RRP's are a bit above your budget but you will not be disappointed with the quality of any of them and occasional bargains are available online. As a guide I recently managed to buy a pair of Altberg Malham for 130 and a pair of Altberg Nordkapp for 157 from Gaynor Sports in their 30% Off RRP Easter Offer.

The following models will suit the type of walking you intend to do. If the model of a boot made on the standard last doesn't quite fit or suit your particular foot shape, width and volume it's a fairly safe be that a boot made on either the A-Forme or G-Fit last will. All Altberg boots can be resoled if and when the need arises.

2-3 Season Boots
Altberg Fremington Men's 1412g RRP 179.99 (standard last with 5 width fittings) https://www.altberg.co.uk/product/the-fremington-mens-boot-mto/
Altberg Malham Men's 1344g RRP 184.99 (A-Forme last with 1 medium width fitting) https://www.altberg.co.uk/product/the-malham-mens-boot-mto/
Altberg Keld Unisex 1428g RRP 189.99 (G-Fit last with 1 wide width high volume fitting) https://www.altberg.co.uk/product/keld-boot-factory-stock/

3 Season Boots
Altberg Tethera Men's 1472g RRP 214.99 (standard last with 5 width fittings) https://www.altberg.co.uk/product/the-tethera-mens-boot-mto/
Altberg Nordkapp Unisex 1460g RRP 219.99 (A-Forme last with 1 medium width fitting) https://www.altberg.co.uk/product/factory-stock-nordkapp/
Altberg Kisdon Unisex 1622g RRP 219.99 (G-Fit last with 1 wide width high volume fitting) https://www.altberg.co.uk/product/kisdon-boot-factory-stock/

It's absolutely crucial that you get properly measured first and try them on before you buy. You can find your nearest stockist here https://www.altberg.co.uk/stockists/ The ones to look for are the Premier Retailers with the red flags on the map who tend to carry a wider range of stock. Wherever you choose to go make sure you phone before you go so you don't waste time and money travelling to look at something that's not in stock. Once you know which model, size and width fitting you require there are occasional bargains to be had online and eBay is always worth a look.

If the Altberg Fremington suits your feet Greaves Sports currently have them available in limited sizes and width fittings @ 135 with an additional up to 8% cashback available if ordered online via TopCashback.
https://www.greavessports.com/sports-c119/outdoor-c4881/footwear-c4883/altberg-m284   

richardh1905

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Re: walking boots
« Reply #3 on: 15:03:01, 08/05/19 »
I've been quite impressed by the Grisport Peaklanders that I bought last October - an all leather boot for 80. I've done almost a thousand miles in them so far - the soles are wearing (that is to be expected) but in other respects they are lasting well. They are quite wide fitting, if that is a help.

Raypat67

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Re: walking boots
« Reply #4 on: 22:55:32, 08/05/19 »
Thanks il look into all the boots uve recommended 👍