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Johny Walker

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Had a few pairs of altbergh boots with army style high ankle support which suits me having a damaged left ankle and knee from injury and surgery so the support stops me falling over as much, very light, waterproof and outlasts the scarper synthetic boots I wear a lot less. Latest pair were made for me but advantage is the factory is 10min from my yard

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Less is not more when walking in the great outdoors. 


If trainers have come on the last few decades don’t you think boots have?


I wear my fell trainers on walks where I know the ground and terrain and I’m not in the mountains and if the weather is good. If I am in the mountains where the weather/fog can come in or I don’t know the area/terrain it’s boots every time for me as well as a daysack with map compass jumper and waterproofs with a bit of food and water in there for good measure. 


As for seeing wing people with injuries. I do quite a bit of off road running and events I usually do a couple of good ones a year where injuries are rife. For every snack station there is a medic station. 

On walking no I don’t see lots of injuries but then again that could be contributed to the fact that most people I see are wearing boots. 


If you don’t respect the variables you will get caught out, unless of course Vesp is either only walking around Bolton Town centre and Asda or he’s ray mears in disguise. 


Oh I have mentioned on a couple of threads but I’ll give it another shout out, merino wool is the future, all of my base layers and socks are now merino wool. 

Edited by WesD

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