Are you wearing the correct work boots for your hike?

Now that restrictions have been lifted it is great that almost all trails around Ireland are again open to the public. Walking groups all over Ireland can now begin regular meetups. Remember that you can go to get ireland walking and put in your area and you will be able to see the details for your nearest walking group. One thing that we have never discussed on our blog is wearing the correct shoes or boots for your walk or hike.

Having the wrong pairs of boots can ruin your walk as it can lead to being uncomfortable or even worse getting blisters on your heel or toes which can put you out of action for a few days. The first thing to check is that the size is a good fir for you. When looking at work boot sizes online we can see that the UK/Ireland boot size can vary differently depending on the brand. For example the U-Power work boot is about half a size smaller than your average walking boot so this is something to keep an eye on when you are shopping around for the correct work boot for your walks.

Most websites will allow you to send your work boots back if you are not happy with the size so again this is something that you can check for on each individual website. We recommend to go for original brands like Delta Plus work boots that are well known as after all one of the things you will be looking for with a good walking work boot is that they are durable and will last at least 9 months with regular use. Any less than that and you should look at changing brands.

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Some brands that we would recommend are Cofra, U-Power, Dewal, Dickies and Snickers. These are all well known brands that are affordable. Of course your options are not limited to these but these are a good starting point for any hiker who is looking for a new pair of boots. Most of all the aim of the game is to have fun and get a pair of boots that allow you to walk for as long as you can.