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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Mammut – Nova Advanced High II GTX Boots

They’re Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lined, so the boots are that lovely combination of breathable and waterproof that British weather demands. This particular flavour of Gore is designed to give good breathability for longer-term wear (i.e. all-day boots), and it works pretty well. The high ankle of the boot will cause a little more heat than a low- or mid-boot though.

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