In 2015 I wrote my 5th blog post about my walking boots.
I have loved these boots. Really lightweight, tough and with all the right qualities I needed.
To be honest I wasn’t sure about the colour at first – raspberry, pinky red? Previous boots were traditional brown or grey blue. But, they were comfy from the start and that’s what matters right?
Well time has passed and, as with all things (me included), these boots are showing their age. A bit worn, faded, creased and occasionally loosing their grip!
Going every step of the way along my walking travels over all sorts of terrain and covering at least 3,000 miles – they have been wonderful. The 3,000 miles is my rough guess – I have just questioned this with Tim and he thinks it’s more but hey, it’s not that important in the grand scheme of things….it’s a lot of miles.
This is what it’s all about (see photo below). In this photo I have microspikes over my boots – pulled over the boot small metal spikes are connected to small chains for grip in snow or ice.
Well, about two years ago I thought I had better have a standby pair at the ready as I had a tiny leak in one boot after walking though snow while on holiday in The Lake District. However, I was shocked to find that this particular style had been discontinued. I continued to search online for months with the hope that somewhere a pair would pop up as old stock.
Then, just when I was going to give up and try for something new, the makers reinstated the same style and I was able to get my upgrades. Fantastic.
So here they are. Don’t they look lovely?
And, as yet, I haven’t used them. I’ve had them for six months as I have been saving them for this years adventures. In fact, we should be walking in Scotland now, as I type. But, of course, that is now on hold as is everything else in our lives.
Waiting. Just waiting and hoping and dreaming about walking a little bit further than our village and surrounding countryside in the Norfolk Broads. Just hanging in there and waiting. All good things come to those who wait so they say…..
I am linking this post into a Weekend Challenge where the word (colour) Razzmatazz has been given.
It could be that this colour matches my boots? If not I think it definitely matches a rain jacket worn in the photo below – taken in Boscastle, Cornwall. Eating the best strawberry ice cream ever!