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Insoles can be used in Walking Boots.

Insoles can be used in Walking Boots. Source: Flickr by re-ality.

Cushioning for Feet

Outdoor activities such a walking, backpacking, mountaineering and fell running cause a lot of force to be applied through the knees and onto the feet. Most walking boots and running shoes provide some cushioning against this. Simple insoles can be put inside walking boots and running shoes to provide additional cushioning and absorb impact shock made by feet that are pounding on rocky trails all day.

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We all know that Brasher make some of the best hillwalking boots available, and now they can prove it.  The increasingly popular brand of walking boots announced record sales for September, making their sales count an exceptional 87% up on the same time last year…quite popular indeed, especially considering the prevailing economic conditions!

Working for an outdoor shop, I can see that Brasher are certainly amongst our best selling hiking boots, quite a tribute to the brand we feel as there are so many excellent walking boots out there!
Increasing investment in product development and marketing are behind the growth, according to Brasher’s Managing Director Andy Loeber who adds:

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Having spent the weekend walking near Tower Wood by Windemere in Cumbria, I am now feeling as invigorated as ever, but noticing some aches and pains in my feet and ankles…why, you ask?  Well the lack of walking boots for one!

Mountain Bike Shoes as Walking Boots?

The weekend was meant to be one for camping and mountain biking around the more accessible trails around Windemere with my girlfriend, but after constant flat tyres and no time to get rim tape to fix the trouble, we decided to go for a hike around the Windemere’s surrounding hills…


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