When buying trekking boots ask yourself, “what are they for?” Trekking can be anything from a weekend wander to a holiday in Nepal, complete with ascent to Everest base camp.
I say this as, realistically, your trekking boots may serve as your weekend walking boots, and only the most dedicated of us own 2-3 pairs.
Key things to look for if you are new to trekking are the ratings (2/3/4 season),the materials (leather or synthetic) and of course the price.
Read on to find the best trekking boots on the shelves – and on the hills – in 2012. And never, ever buy boots based just on what you read online: Try them on first!
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