Hot Climate Walking Boots ?

Discussion in 'Military Clothing & Boots' started by CptDanjou, Jul 19, 2013.

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  1. Anyone recommend some hot climate trail walking b oots? , Im going to be walking in around 40degs , dry mountain tracks , I`d like some AKU Desert but they are a bit pricey at £160 , anything similar for under a £100?
  2. Ta, but Im hoping for some first hand non biased comments , for me breathability is the key.
  3. I always worked on the less is good chain of though, not knowing what you're doing lets start with a sturdy pair of sandals. I did the two moors way in plimpsols and flipflops because I could and there was no one judging me for the week it took to do it.
    One Pound of weight on your feet is the equivelent of 8 pounds on your shoulders so I was told.

    Sorry, I'm probably not much help but, get some top draw water proof socks and lightweight boots then go conquer the world.
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  4. Millets are doing Peter Storm and Karrimor suede/fabric boots for £40, vibram soles on Karrimors.

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  5. Merrell, The North Face and Salomon all do (or did) a hard-sole shoe with cut-out sides for hot weather walking. Trouble is, they keep changing their model lines, so you have to see what is currently available.

    I use The North Face for walking in Spain and the Pamir mountains (both about 35-40oC right now). A reasonable boot is the Altama desert boot - the desert version of the original jungle boot. These are single-skin cordura with no padding, so are about the coolest boot available.

    As W_B says, some of the better quality sandals are fine for most hot mountain walking.