Kit review: Hi-tec Lynx walking boots
My kit reviewer Mowsie Mo has been keen to get out walking a bit more. She has just started university in Sheffield and has spotted a few hills on the horizon. When back home, she is occasionally enticed out on coastal walks with her family’s dog Hudson.
Hi-tec were kind enough to send Mo a pair of Lynx Trail Mid height walking boots.
Mo writes: The boots fit really well although I felt they were a little tight around the ankle when wearing thick socks. I think the boots will probably loosen off as they wear in so the slight tightness will not be a problem. Also, I think it is better that the boots gripped my ankle and stayed in place rather than moving about and rubbing.
The boots are brilliant for gripping the ground. I walk in lots of mud and ice and I felt really steady on my feet. They are also 100% waterproof. I can vouch for this because Hudson pulled me unwillingly into the sea at Scarborough and my feet stayed dry. I was very impressed.
The Lynx walking boots kept my feet at a comfortable temperature. My feet didnt feel too warm nor too cold. This is important to me because I have very bad circulation. (Note to Mowsie Mo: check out my socks review)
I also think the boots look fantastic even though the colour might not be my first choice. I know that walking boots do not have to look good but people are more likely to wear them and get outdoors if they feel like the boots are attractive.
I would recommend these boots to anyone looking for comfortable footwear for trail walking, in summer and winter weather. I think I will be getting a lot of use out of these.
Hi-tec Lynx walking boots. The technical information
According to Hi-tec, the Lynx walking boots feature:
- Waterproof suede and mesh upper
- Rustproof hardwear
- Lightweight lacing system
- Toe and heel abrasion
- Comfort-Tec contoured sockliner
- Board lasted with steel shank for added rigidity and support
- Lightweight TrekLite EVA midsole for cushioning
- Durable carbon rubber MDT hiking outsole
- Lynx Trail Mid WP
For an all-round ladies walking boot for trails and for less than £40, these look to be a great buy.