/ B1 boot advice please
I currently own a pair of Karrimor Coniston eVent boots for hillwalking which are very comfy but the structure is steadily degrading and the support is gradually decreasing, so I'm starting to think about the next steps - new boots and winter walking.
I am thinking about a B1 boot that'll last me from where I am now, an ML trainee, to where I hope to be in five years, an ML(W) holder.
I don't have a huge budget, so any ideas below £200 would be preferred - also, as I'm in Snowdonia regularly and occasionally pop into the Ellis Brigham discount store - feel free to include any older models which they might still have in stock (this is surprisingly common as I'm size 12)
I would prefer to have a single pair of boots suitable for all season use in the UK, fairly light, but stiff enough for basic crampons and supportive. It'll need to comfortable for 4-5 days wear at a time.
Over to you, hill sages... Thanks in advance!
I highly rate these boots despite having only had them 5 months. I am very, very impressed with them and know several ML leaders/MRT guys who have them. They seemingly last forever and are totally waterproof.
Ideally go to a good shop where a boot fitter can give you advice on your foot shape, suggest some models to try and things like Superfeet that can improve the fit. Footwear is something that I wouldn't buy on price, particularly if you are earning a living by being on your feet all day. Boots that are badly fitting will make every day miserable and boots that are cheap may be a false economy in the long run. Good boot brands to consider include:
I have Scarpa Mantas for crampons, Asolo B1's for scrambling
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