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Discussion Forum - Gear ! - New footwear


Author: Raymond Wilkes
Posted: Thu 16th Jul 2015, 23:13
Joined: 2013
Local Group: West Yorkshire
Yorkshire Boots [Alt-Bergs] bought at in Warm & Dry, Whalley [Lancs] - - a very good recommendation!
I walk an average of 40 miles per week and having the right fit is really important.

If you have average feet you may get better value with a different make, but still a good fit is crucial

My experience of re-soles is poor so I get my boots re-heeled as required at a local cobbler until the soles are too smooth to use

Boots are expensive but even so walking is a cheap hobby
Author: Louise Whittaker
Posted: Thu 16th Jul 2015, 18:52
Joined: 1994
Local Group: Staffordshire
I've been enormously happy with my Yorkshire Boots [Alt-Bergs] bought at in Warm & Dry, Whalley [Lancs] - a family owned business which offers a unique expert fitting service. Alt-Berg make boots of various width sizes.
Anyway - my problem wasn't shoe wear not lasting - it was more getting blisters - so you might not want to splash out the cash on these.
Author: Peter Louth
Posted: Sun 28th Jun 2015, 6:25
Joined: 2015
Local Group: Lincolnshire
Author: Geoff Deighton
Posted: Fri 30th May 2014, 17:35
Joined: 1981
Local Group: High Peak
I need to buy some new walking shoes and I wondered if anyone has anything to recommend. I need some with a thick sole with plenty of grip and that don't wear out after 6 months. The ones I've had recently have worn out in no time and they weren't cheap!

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