Here at Outdoor Look we are always looking to bring the best quality at the best prices and when it comes to walking boots and shoes, as walkers ourselves, we only bring you the best of the best. As Spring is nearly done and Summer is almost here then what better time to treat your feet so  take a look at the latest offers we have which we have on the website and in our Macclesfield Outlet.

But should you choose a boot or shoe? Here are a couple of points to consider.

People look at boots and as a rule there appearance is more solid and they have a stiffer sole, and the feel of the boot over the ankle area is reassuring, however it won’t physically prevent you from turning your ankle. They do protect the ankle from abrasions and they tend to keep loose gravel out more effectively by being higher. They do restrict the ankle flexing which can make it harder to move easily on uneven ground

A walking shoe when it is well designed is just as stable as a boot, the ankle is not restricted it’s easier to place your foot precisely – looking at it shoes can actively encourage you to walk properly. With less of the foot covered the foot does not get as hot, making for better heat loss in summer. However, you do have to put up with the odd bit of gravel getting in, which can be irritating.

The Merrell Iceclaw Mid Waterproof boot features a leather upper with a waterproof TPU shell for the ultimate protection from the elements combined with a Merrell Conductor fleece lining to create a soft interior. M-Select FRESH eliminates odour-causing bacteria to maintain a fresh interior and the Merrell's M-Select DRY delivers dry comfort inside and out, in a wide range of weather conditions, as 200 grams of lightweight M-Select WARM insulation keep you cozy when temperatures drop. The removable EVA insole absorbs shock. M-Select GRIP equips the durable rubber sole with responsive traction for secure footing on a range of terrain, making the boot suitable for all year round use all-conditions.

Alternatively you may want to consider the Karrimor Bodmin Walking Shoe. This waterproof and weathertite low walking shoe will keep you walking all day whilst keeping you comfortable and your feet dry. Featuring Karrimor’s exclusive weathertite waterproof/breathable membrane with their patented Thornhill rubber outsole for outstanding grip for rough terrain. Additional comfort is supplied with the inclusion of the latest Phylon midsole, so don’t missout on a great show that will always get you from A to B and back again.

So whatever your requirements, whether you prefer a shoe or a boot, and whether you are just starting out or are an experienced walker, we will have something to suit your requirements. So check out the full list on the website and make your choice or call in and see us and we will be happy to help.