JJ came home from Scouts a couple of weeks ago with his new programme for the term and it looked like they were going to have lots of fun - explorer camp, hiking, life skills, emergency aid, buggy races, tending their allotment and a water camp. As I scanned the list I noted the remark that all scouts would need to make sure they had sturdy walking boots for the hike as it would be over rough terrain and shoes, however study, just do not give the ankle support that is needed.
I recalled that last time we had gone out for a ramble JJ had been moaning that his walking boots were pinching, so I got them out to have a look and low and behold I found they are only a size 7 and he is now between an 8-9. I therefore knew it was time to have a look on the Mountain Warehouse site and see what was available for JJ at a good price. I was super impressed that there were walking boots on there ranging from just £19.99 for a basic pair up to £159.99 for top of the range Apex Isogrip ones.
As JJ is still a growing lad (he is only 12 years afterall) I didn't want anything too expensive but I wanted his feet to be comfy, dry and well-supported so I opted for a pair of Adventurer Mens Waterproof Boots in a grey and orange colourway. I see the other colour option - blue and dark grey, which is also very nice, has gone into the sale and is just £29.99 now too. The boots are available in sizes 7 - 12 and I think they come up true-to-size. We went for a 9 for JJ as he can wear thicker socks or even two pairs whilst they are on the larger size and then grow into them, making them a wise investment.
This is what it says about the boots on the Mountain Warehouse website -
The Adventurer Mens Waterproof Boots are ideal for outdoor escapades this season. Designed with a durable synthetic upper, they are breathable and waterproof. With supportive outsoles and foot bed, these boots will protect, grip and give comfort for walks and hiking.
- Waterproof - Constructed of a water-resistant upper and waterproof membrane
- Synthetic Upper - Durable and breathable, a lighter style of footwear for hiking, walking and sports
- Mesh Lining - Improves breathability to help keep your feet fresh whist out and about
- Deep Lugs - Adds extra grip and stability to your footwear
- Cushioned Footbed - Supports your foot for added comfort, particularly at the arch and toe
- Heel & Toe Bumpers - Added rubber reinforcement at heel and toe, ensuring your footwear lasts for longer
JJ has only had a few short walks so far to wear the boots in a bit and I'm pleased to report he says they are comfy and here has not been any signs of blisters of such. Once he has been out for a good hike, I'll update this review and report back but I'm feeling confident all will be well as the 39 reviews for these boots on the Mountain Warehouse website are all generally really good.
I've shopped with Mountain Warehouse quite a number of times now, both online and in store and I have never yet been disappointed. If you order online and the order is £20 or more you can collect for free in store and home delivery is free for orders of £50 or more. Or alternatively it is £4.50 delivery if the order value is less than £50. Exchanges are very easy either in-store or by return-paid postage and refunds can be done in-store for free or there is a £3 admin cost for a refund by post if you have just changed your mind.
Disclosure: We received these boots free of charge for the purpose of this review. I have not been instructed what to write and I remain honest.
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