Teva – Arrowood Lux WP

These shoes are great ‘country mooching’ shoes – perfect for walking over uneven terrain, through long wet grass, and great on Tarmac too. The pillow-like comfort and waterproofness is a great combination, and they look smart with jeans, so you don’t look like you’ve dressed for the Himalayas when you’re wandering around National Trust gardens and the like.

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Merrell – Phoenix Bluff Gore-Tex Shoes

All in all my experience of the Phoenix shoes is exactly what I would have expected from a pair of Merrell footwear. It’s still as dependable and reliable, and all day comfortable as the Merrell shoes which I initially bought when I was getting into the outdoors many years ago. Like those shoes then, these Phoenix shoes are a great option for anyone who spends their day outdoors but doesn’t get into any kind of technical hiking

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Mammut – Ridge High GTX Boots Long Term Test

The ‘MemoFoam pre-shaped’ tongue is very comfortable. When lacing the boot tightly it does offer a good depth of padding to the front and upper part of the foot. This is much needed when you want the boot to have a ‘tighter fit’ for via ferrata or scrambling where touch and sense of foot placement is key to security on ground that tilts up to 90 degrees.

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Cushe – Getaway Shoes

What we have here is something more adaptable than a slipper, but less robust than a trail shoe. It sits in an area with a couple of other similar offerings of apres-activity shoe, and it’s certainly a market which I ‘get’. The Getaway seeks to give you a super-comfy way of strapping a very soft sole to your foot to give you that sofa-so-good feeling, and for that purpose they work really well.

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