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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Cheap Walking Boots

Getting out and about in the countryside is a great low cost way of getting exercise, and is far more rewarding than being cooped up in a stuffy gym. The space and fresh air is a great help for mental health as well as improving physical fitness, and the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside really add to the enjoyment.

Whilst walking doesn’t require masses of kit and is a cheap way of getting exercise, purchasing a good quality pair of walking boots is a wise investment for good foot health

Buying high quality footwear can offer far greater value for money in the long run, especially if you choose walking boots which can be re-soled.  The tread wears down much faster than the uppers, and getting new soles put on is much cheaper than having to buy a new pair of walking boots.  

 Whilst high quality is the best way to go, it doesn’t mean you have to spend a small fortune to get the latest technology packed walking boots. Cheap walking boots are widely available, and you do not have to make a compromise on quality.  There are many high quality brands which pack in the technology to keep the feet comfortable and well supported, which offer incredible value for money. Hi-Tec is one of the best brands of cheap walking boots, with an ultra lightweight design, a host of Hi-Tec technologies for comfort, and great low prices.  Whilst a top of the range pair of Salomon or Scarpa boots will set you back well over £100 a pair, Hi-Tec offer some excellent quality boots for under £50 a pair.

There are also considerable opportunities for picking up a pair of high quality walking boots at a discount. End of season sales, and even mid-season sales offer good discounts. If you want to get great quality, have a look at the brands which update their range every year. Models are often discontinued, and picking up the end of last year’s stock is a great way to save a few extra pounds. Whilst models are updated with the latest technology and are undoubtedly better, the differences in support, strength and comfort is not that great, and they are a great choice if you are working to a tight budget.

The market for cheap walking boots is highly competitive, and a little shopping around is sure to get you the best deal. Buying in high street stores will mean you have to pay a premium, whereas choosing from the big online stores such as Purekit, Fitness Footwear and Amazon will usually give you a considerable saving.  Online stores do not have the same high running costs as bricks and mortar stores, and the savings are passed onto consumers.

Whilst you can trust the big name outdoor brands, buying generic models and low cost knock offs is never a good idea. They usually lack the robustness and quality, and you will find that if you try to save too much on a purchase, you will end up having to replace them much sooner, making it much more expensive in the long run.

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