Lightweight walking boots ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Probably been asked before .. but anyway, been looking for a pair of lightweight waterproof walking boots.
    Looked at a pair in Sports Direct that I liked, BRASHER Lithium GTX Men's Hiking Boots and at a great price £25 .. but not in my size , also on Field and trek (same company I think)

    I think this style has been discontinued but a great buy if you find the correct size .. or from another supplier. The cheapest I've found in my size (9) is on [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/BRASHER-Lithium-Mens-Hiking-Boots/dp/B007UEA5MM"]Amazon [/ame]

    so.. leaving these aside for the mo, any recommendations that won't break the bank ??

    edit.. not wanting leather, I have a pair of Brasher Hillmaster and can't break them in.. been trying for three years
     
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    Have you trid rubbing neatsfoot oil on the inside a few times?...really softened some stiff leather I had the other week...
     
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    The pair I got were Meindl , I could not get on with leather boots...
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    thanks, will certainly give that a try.. never heard of it before..

    I've tried over and over to break them in, wearing around the house for a few hours , then short walks.. last time I got about 2 miles from home and nearly had to crawl back .. ankles were both bleeding ..

    I have the correct socks, they are a proper fit and lace them up properly, there is no apparent slipping .. yet they kill my ankles.. :Sad:

    hence my looking for lightweight.. the ones I'm using are Berghaus but are falling apart , bought them about 12 years ago .. so they don't owe me anything, the leather Brashers were a replacement.
     
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    His leather boots would have had a waterproof membrane like gore-tex on the inside so he'd not be able to rub any oil in.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    which style Dave , are they on this link
    http://www.fieldandtrek.com/meindl
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    just had a look and that is correct :Sad:
     
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    www.gooutdoors.co.uk

    Always thought these were a cheap crappy shop, but they do have some good deals, cheap boots from next monday well thats what my brochure tells me.
     
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