So my old boots were….given the boot, and it was time to find something new. After much searching, I chose to buy the Salomon Manilla boots, and have been very pleased with them.
After 100s of miles (maybe even thousands?!?) of days out, hiking, camping, and the relentless walking to and from school, my old boots were looking tired. Very tired.
I had replaced these old boots once already, but the ‘cheap’ boots didn’t last a few months, and I was back to my trusty old pair of boots.
So, this time, instead of the kids, it was time for me to get a new pair. And I didn’t want to go for the cheapest after what happened last time.
What sort of walking boots to get?
Now I do a fair bit of walking, but this is mainly on paths or fairly good ground.
We do go out climbing rocky hills occasionally, but not mountaineering. So I didn’t need a full-size boot or something that was too stiff, and I didn’t want anything heavy that would be like walking around with a pair of bricks strapped to my feet!
What I was looking for was a mid-sized boot, lightweight, comfortable, and waterproof.
Salomon Manilla Boots
After an hour of trying on boots in Cotswold Outdoor, walking up and down their ramp, I decided on the Salomon Manilla Mid GTX boot for women.
I was surprised at just how lightweight these boots are.
They are also comfortable, provide sufficient foot protection, and have a good grip on the sole. The loop on the back of the boots makes them easier to get on & off.
I did find their sizing slightly small and went for a larger size than I usually buy (and yes, I took walking socks to try them on with).
Already, I’ve been out on many walks in these boots. No blisters. No water leaks. Very impressed. Will it be finally time to get rid of my old boots!!
If you’re looking for some walking boots, I can recommend these Salomon’s.