I may have mentioned several times on social media that I have signed up for ‘2015 Frontline Walk’ in aid of the ABF Soldier’s Charity. This is a 100km walk over 3 days in the first week of October. We’ll be walking the Western Front from Arras to Ypres. As such, I needed a new pair of boots.
A mate of mine suggested I look at some of the newer lightweight options from Adidas, Salomon, Merrell and the like. I toddled off to several outdoor shops to try a load on. Long story short – I settled for the Merrell Moab mid gore-tex. As soon as I put them on they just felt ‘right’. I also picked up a few pairs of Bridgedale socks on the advice of the various shop assistants I spoke to, not the cheapest at c£16/pair but so far they have been worth every penny.
So, since I bought the boots I have covered over 60 miles with zero problems. Not a blister or hot spot. They are supremely comfortable, very grippy and quite lightweight. I’ve not had to test out the waterproofing aspect yet!