I’ve found since we’ve had children that a fun thing that we can all do is to go walking, so it is something that we do regularly. We also have a Lake District hiking holiday planned in October that I’m really looking forward to. I haven’t had my own proper walking boots since I was in sixth form *cough* (10 years ago) so I was really excited to be able to review the Gwendolyn Suede walking boots from Trespass and get out and about.
The boots have a suede and mesh upper section that are meant to help keep your feet feeling fresh and cool. I definitely found that this was the case as my feet didn’t get too hot (or smelly)! There is a mega – thick rubber sole and I found this really useful to help me to keep my balance when I was walking on different surfaces, rocky and grassy.
- Brilliant Price Point – they are currently £43.49 which for leather and lots of different features is really good. They are sturdy so will last for long time too. Price per wear = bargain!
- Waterproof – nothing worse than when you are out hiking and you get wet feet! UK weather can be unreliable as we know, so the likelihood of hiking in rain or coming across puddles is high. These boots were thoroughly tested through puddles / water and they kept completely dry.
- Design – let’s face it, walking boots are never going to be super sexy or anything but I really like the design of the shoes. The blue enamelled lace hooks make them look really striking and the blue is picked up in the laces too.
- Comfort & Support – the ankle support is brilliant, I really felt sturdy and ‘safe’ wearing the boots. They also have a really comfy, bouncy sole and I found them really easy to wear. the first time I wore them, as with most shoes, I was expecting them to be rather uncomfortable and possibly leave me with some blisters, but I didn’t experience any of that. Well designed, I say.
- Clunky – I guess this comes with the territory, being walking boots as they need to be quite chunky shoes but I just found these ones a little on the heavy side. A lot is down to the thick rubber sole (though it is handy for walking on uneven ground) so it is expected and necessary. Just something to bear in mind.
Overall, I am really pleased with these boots and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them!
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*The boots were gifted in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.