Review: Grisport 'Timber' Walking Boots

Review: Grisport 'Timber' Walking Boots

I used our recent jaunt up to the Peak District to try out a pair of boots that I had been sent from Grisport.

I generally tend to shy away from choosing leather boots as I have always assumed that they are heavy and rigid. I think this is based on my memories of the boots that my parents had when I was growing up. I remember them feeling like lumps of concrete on my little feet. Anyway it turns out that things have changed a bit since then!

I was sent a pair of ‘Timber’ boots to try out and, overall, I was very impressed. Firstly, as they are designed for lowland walking they were very light, in fact they were no heavier than the synthetic boots that I usually wear. Secondly, I loved how supportive they were, especially around my heel.

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I was worried about using them out on a walk without wearing them in properly, however I had no issues at all. They were very comfortable right from the beginning, with no rubbing at all. The size 6 (my usual size) fitted perfectly. Our walk incorporated a few different terrains, including muddy hills, boggy grassland, tarmac and a bit of scrambling up to Thor’s Cave-not to mention the slippery rocks inside.  They had plenty of grip and coped admirably with the mud. We had hoped for some wintery weather for our walk, however it was so mild that Luke had even worn shorts on the drive up (this did turn out to be a little optimistic!) This meant that I was very grateful for the breathable lining, especially as I had worn my thick winter socks.

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As of yet I haven’t found any negatives to these boots. They are comfortable, keep my feet dry and are flexible, yet supportive. With a RRP of £79 they also seem very good value. Obviously, I haven’t been able to try them out for an extended period yet, but hopefully I will be able to test them out further and report back.

The Technical Stuff

RRP: £79

Sizes: 36-47

Weight: 1000g

Spotex waterproof and breathable lining

Waxed leather upper

Vibram rubber sole

Disclosure: I was sent a pair of boots for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.

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