Best shoes for walking about in?

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  1. olley

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    Going to Tignes in a few weeks and need some walking shoes for when not skiing, any recommends? Don't want to spend loads but don't want crap either.

    Now in bluewater shopping centre.
     
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    After many years of walking I found Berghaus to be the most comfortable and hard wearing.
     
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    I wear 'Keen' walking shoes, warm, comfortable and waterproof. Just broken out a new pair I bought a few months ago. Used to wear 'Merrell' but found they wore out too quickly.
     
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    North Face Hedgehog they have vibrant sole and gortex lining. Best at an outlet or online
     
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    Crocs
    Best shoe ever invented
    Not fit for walking .running. skipping, jumping
    or anything other than pottering around with a beer
    Super shoe's are them:drink:
     
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    I wanted some decent walking shoes, bought Scarpa Cyrus gtx, RRP about £120, got for about £96 from go outdoors with a price match plus 10%.
    Very disappointed though the soles have worn down very quickly with only moderate use.
    I'll try something else next time
     
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    I have these and find them very comfortable, also got the boot version.
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    For hiking, I've always found Berghaus to be the most comfortable & hardest wearing, pricing reasonable (for what you get).
    Otherwise, it's almost exclusively Timberland for me, supremely comfortable and hardwearing, although Clarks sometimes have comparable offerings (particularly the Gortex versions).
    For cheap and cheerful, Karrimor at Sports Direct aren't too bad. Comfortable enough, reasonably hard wearing and less than £30 a pair (y)
     
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    I think its a boot version I want, more likely to keep the snow/water out.
     
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    I've had about 10 pairs of Karrimoor Mid Mount walking boots. Fantastic for dog walking on any terrain. Gonna try the shoe version soon.

    About £35 at Sports Direct.
     
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    Just looked at some Timberland but they looked a bit crap to be honest.
     
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    This is the boot version 2D537DAA-0891-4262-9088-D9BE55E4E5B6.png
     
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    They look good.
     
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    I like Brashers or Merrells. (y)
     
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    Another vote for Brashers. although it now seems they are part of the Berghaus Brand. Just ordered a pair for SWMBO from https://www.gaynors.co.uk/

    So in a few weeks we will know if they as good as the Brashers they are replacing.
     
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    I can vouch for the Grisport. Manic is my other 1/2 and I have the shoe & the boot, have never had to ‘break’ them in comfortably from the start.
    Merrill don’t seem to have the life span they used to have!
     
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    Timberland 6" bloody dear but I like em! :D
    Any thoughts except " how much!" £140
     
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    If I was walking it would be my walking boots. For dotting around resort it would be Sorel snow boots- easy to pull off and on!
     
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    Scarpa for when am in the hills, excellent straight out the the box
    TNF for general walking when in the van.
    Am the same about merrell seem they don’t last that long, however purchased a pair in York 18 months ago and still going strong now they have a Vibram sole.
     

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