I've been roped into doing a 40 mile continuos walk over the South Downs for charity (medical research for kids) in July. This to be exact. However, not having done much in the way of serious walking before, I need a pair of good boots to get some miles in before doing the actual "walk". I've looked at this thread and the Meindl Burma Pro's are looking good to me. I'm planning on going up to Brecon at the end of the week to try various boots, but I'm after a bit of a heads up first on what might be suitable candidates. My list of requirements (that I can think of) are: a, They don't rip my feet to shreds. b, They keep my feet dry (went out yesterday and my feet got absolutely soaked) c, They are durable (I'd like to keep the walking up after this and do more walks in the future, for both my health & charity) Any tips on suitable socks would also be appreciated.