Independent Gear reviews for walking, hiking, cycling and travel boots and shoes perfect for treks, travel and adventure including trail walking shoes, 3 season walking boots, winter walking boots, lightweight boots, cycling shoes, and approach shoes.
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The Icebug Pace is a 100% waterproof, lightweight, hiking boot, that’s good down to -20°C.
The Zamberlan Vioz Plus GTX walking boot is an Italian winter walking boot with a rugged Vibram sole and great looks....
Here we review Columbia’s lightweight Peakfreak trail shoe
We take a look at Hi-Tec's Altitude V 200 i winter walking boot.
We review Anatom’s new hiking boot, the Q2 Classic, which aims to match traditional walking boot looks with...
We head for the hills to test to Salomon X Ultra GTX
Tested: we put the Vivo Barefoot Trail Freak through its paces. One thing’s for sure - this is no ordinary trail shoe…
We test Merrell’s Decora Chant Waterproof Women’s boot, subjecting it to a whole season’s winter wear, from Autumn to...
AT reviews the Teva Kimtah Event Mesh trail shoe, ideal for anyone looking for an understated pair of trail shoes
We review the Keen Koven, which is a good option if you’re looking for a relatively modestly priced trail shoe
Here we review the funky looking and multi-functional La Sportiva Xplorer trail shoe
The Keen Clearwater CNX sandals are a lightweight sandal designed for water based activities, we review them here.
The Teva Original sandals gave rise to a whole new era of sports and outdoor footwear, has the classic design stood...
We review the Teva Terra Fi 4 sandals, a step up from the Universals but are they worth the extra money?
We test the Berghaus Expeditor Ridge AQ, with its rather plain looks to see if its performance is as good as its price.