Lasting waterproofness being the main factor, full leather preferred and not going to break the bank, so £70-£100 preferably.
Main use will be in the Peaks with a fair amount of bog hopping and mainly off path use, and i hate wet feet, especially if i'm wildcamping.
Over the past couple of years i've gone with cheap and cheerful £30-£50 jobbies that tend to last 6 months or so of fair use before they head for the bin and i'm not adverse to doing so again, but if there's something else that would fit the bill in my price ranget hat have lasted you a fair bit longer i might aswell pay the extra.
I know it's all about fit etc but if there's a range that have given you good service i'd at least have some idea where to start looking.
No wellie recommendations and i'm not into waterproof socks, won't be doing much in way of rock hopping so soles don't have to be bombproof.
Atm i'm thinking Brasher hillwalkers but i've never used them before so open to anything.
Include a little history in your walks. Pecsaetan - Ancient Derbyshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire - http://pecsaetan.weebly.com/
Boots subject to a lot of bog will last a lot better if you use Yeti gaiters or similar. They're also very good at keeping your feet dry. But they're expensive and if you don't use them as a default they're a bit of a faff on and off (well, a lot of a faff TBH).
But people who really don't get wet feet when spending all day in boggy terrain often wear wellies. It's entirely normal in Scandanavia for folk to walk around the back end of nowhere in them, so they really do have pedigree in the sort of places you're talking about. As with other boots, it's down to fit: a well fitting pair is no problem to walk in, a poorly fitting pair is terrible.
Kelvin, i have besides me a pair of Hi-tech scarfell wp, they were the most comfy boots i've ever had, i think they were £35, certainly no more than that and lasted around 6-7 months before they started to leak, and that was due to the thin leather cracking where they bend, i can't bring myself to bin them as they're so comfy and lovely to wear in dry weather.
That's my dilemma really, £35 for 6 months use can't be sniffed at, and there's no guarantee something 3 times the price will any fare better.
Guy, i did search for Zamberlan Ridge and found nowt, now i know why.
I'm wearing these at the moment:
Picked them up in an outlet in Berlin for about £45 bargain!
Not tested them in the wild yet, but they are very light, supportive, comfortable, breathable and waterproof.
Downside: tongue is too short as well as the laces.
Just bought the Inov8 390's as well, mentioned here:
For £50 - what the heck!
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