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Top picks from our footwear collection

Words by Taunton Leisure

on 25/09/2020 15:01:22


Top picks from our footwear collection

Use the code ‘footwear5’ to grab an extra 5% off all selected footwear this weekend.

We love footwear! On everything from a simple day walk through the hills, to long distance trekking all the way up to high elevation mountaineering, a good choice of footwear can be the difference between a great time in the outdoors and an uncomfortable, blistered nightmare. We pride ourselves on a wonderful collection of carefully handpicked outdoor footwear models, perfect for a very wide range of different shaped feet and activities. Here is a selection of some of our favourite models from the range all now available with an extra 5% off.

Remember: We offer one of the finest footwear fitting services in the country from our stores in Taunton, Exeter and Bristol. We have now brought in changes, taking social distance requirements into account in order to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible. We also offer a footwear fit guarantee which you can read up on HERE.

Scarpa Ranger

Scarpa Ranger GTX

With a classic design and beautiful leather construction, the Ranger's have been a huge classic appealing to walkers and ramblers over many years. The updated Activ Fit is a fundamental update to the last (the shape the boot is built around), sole, footbed (insole) and overall design. These four elements combine to give better straight from the box comfort for the typical UK walker. Featuring the BD last, which offers improved fit and increased performance while the Hi-Flex midsole offers the optimum balance of support and walking comfort and a Gore-Tex liner to help keep moisture out. Like Ranger boots before, this one is a perfect companion to ramble and walk the paths and hills all across the UK, with a waterproof Gore-Tex lining, Vibram sole and quality calf leather to ensure your feet are dry and comfortable.

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Meindl Philadelphia GTX

One of our most popular shoes and perfect for those with a wide fore foot, the Meindl Men's Philadelphia GTX Shoe is part of Meindl's Comfort Fit Wellness-Sport range, meaning they are designed with comfort in mind and have a wider fit than normal Meindl footwear. A distinct rounded shape supports and enhances the natural rolling movements of the foot, whilst the wide shape and softly cushioning footbed make walking and hiking trips a pleasurable experience. The nubuck leather upper with waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex lining ensures your feet stay dry during the wettest of walks. The Nubuck leather is also scuff resistant ensuring long term use across many rough hikes.

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Boreal Drom

Drom is comfortable and stylish enough to use every day but was born for mountain approaches, scrambling, Via Ferrata and trail walking. The upper, in durable premium quality split leather laces very close to the toes for a really secure and highly adjustable fit and is lined with the exceptional ultra-breathable Moisture-Tech® lining from Sympatex®. A very generous protective rand guards against scuffs and abrasion. Unlike lesser approach shoes the Drom boasts a fully board-lasted construction with a full-length midsole giving it excellent underfoot support on rough terrain. This midsole has a soft EVA top surface layer which greatly enhances underfoot comfort on long hikes. A great mountain approach shoe needs a great outsole and for Drom Boreal chose the Vibram® Pepe rubber outsole which has an aggressive deeply lugged tread pattern for excellent traction on soft and loose surfaces and weight saving cut-outs to shave away any excess weight.

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Keen Clearwater CNX

The Clearwater CNX Sandals offer comfort and protection in a lightweight shoe. Lightweight, minimal and comfortable, this sandal is perfect for those who like to be close to the ground. The bungee lacing allows a customised fit and a contoured arch cradles and supports your foot. Multi directional flex grooves offers natural flexibility while improving ground contact ensuring reliable grip and this CNX model has been shaved down to just 10oz each without compromising on protection. Made from washable polyester webbing which can be washed in the machine on a gentle cycle. See Simon’s review of the fabulous clearwater HERE.

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Merrell mqm flex

Merrell Women’s MQM Flex 2 GTX

The Merrell Women's MQM Flex 2 combines all the best features of a trail running and a hiking shoes into one fast, protective shoe. Fast in the forefoot and protective in the rearfoot, this second iteration of MQM features a tear-resistant athletic upper, a cushioned midsole and Merrell mountain-grade outsole. The waterproof mesh upper is paired with a GORE-TEX waterproof membrane, bonded using GORE InvisibleFit technology to offer complete protection in inclement weather, but also a more flexible fit and feel. The membrane is designed to perfectly match the upper material, eliminating folds and reducing pressure, while offering less water pick-up and faster drying times. The tongue-integrated lacing system offers a more secure fit while the bellow tongue keeps debris out. The mountain-grade Quantum Grip rubber outsole with a 5mm lug depth works with the FLEXconnect dual-directional flex grooves in the midsole for enhanced ground connection. A rock plate adds terrain protection and a Air Cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability. The removable Kinetic Fit BASE contoured insole offers flexible support and a protection TPU toe cap protects your toes and shoes from rough terrain.

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Scarpa Vortex GTX

The Vortex GTX is a classic in the SCARPA range, tough and supportive, with the durability of a boot but the easy walking comfort of a shoe. The most obvious feature of the Vortex is it’s chunky Vibram sole unit, exclusive to this model, designed to give fantastic mechanical grip on loose surfaces and wet, British ground. The bonded and lasted construction help add to the outright durability and strength, and of course it can be re-soled when the time comes. The fabric and suede upper works in conjunction with a quick and free running lace system to make the Vortex one of the easiest shoes to get off and on, while still giving a great hold across the foot. The Gore-Tex membrane ensures the shoe is fully waterproof.

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Meindl Kansas GTX

A stalwart of the Meindl range the Kansas is a hill walking boot that has been in the Meindl range for over 15 years. The Kansas GTX is a 3 season boot with a Goretex lining which ensures it is waterproof. The high quality waxed nubuck upper provides protection and durability for all types of terrain. The Kansas has a rubber toecap to provide additional protection from stones and rocks. Techincal features of the boot include a double density sole unit for good shock absorbency; Digafix lacing system to ensure a secure fit; Softer compression zone at the back of the boot to reduce the pressure on the Achilles when walking downhill. Suitable for hill walking throughout the UK and Ireland – Lake District, Snowdonia and Scotland The Air Active footbed wicks away moisture generated by the foot ; the sole unit is self cleaning, shedding mud as you walk. The boots should be cleaned of any mud or dirt prior to waxing. Apply Meindl Sportwax to the upper to keep the leather soft and supple, it is recommended that you clean your boots each time you have used them. The Goretex lining should be washed every 6 to 12 months dependent on useage. Fill the boot with a water and mild detergent solution and then swill it around prior to rinsing with water. This will clean the Goretex lining and improve its effectiveness All Meindl boots can be resoled at the Meindl factory in Germany as long as the upper is in good condition. Meindl footwear stands for quality and tradition along with state of the art technical features and innovations. All Meindl boots are made in Europe.

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Terra Fi Lite

Teva Terra Fi Lite

The Teva Men's Terra Fi Lite is designed for performance comfort and the poppy strap design is made for the adventure of your choosing. Finished with earth-friendly Unifi® recycled polyester straps that stand up to abuse while keeping plastic waste out of landfills. The water-ready polyester webbing upper is extremely durable and dries quickly after getting wet and the easy hook-and-loop closure comes on and off quickly and gets the fit just right. A Spider Original rubber outsole is extremely durable and supplies great traction and a nylon shank stabilises and supports your foot on uneven terrain. A cushioned Shoc Pad in the heel absorbs impact where you need it most. Treated with Microban, a zinc-based antimicrobial technology that helps prevent stink.

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