Women’s walking boots should be made to fit – and these days many brands offer a good selection of female-specific boots. Most women are created with a slimmer foot than their male counterparts. Women are also, on average, lighter than the guys. So a female-specific summer walking boot should be lightweight and slimmer-fit. When walking in summer the demands on your walking boots will be less than in the winter months. Trails will not be as muddy or wet. There will be less snow. So a summer walking boot, while still offering good grip, can be lighter and, in some cases, designed with a mid-height ankle rather than full-height.
Three great summer walking boots for women
We have chosen these boots to offer good wear, grip and all-round comfort in different terrains for summer walking. Salomon Women’s X Ultra Mid GTX Salomon summer walking boots are some of the most comfortable boots around. If you like how running trainers feel on your feet, then you’ll adore the Salomon Ultra series. As soon as you put your feet into the boots they feel as thought you’re owned them for years. You could imagine walking for miles and miles without any blisters or pains. And if you fancied breaking into a jog, these mid-height ankle boots would do a fine job, too. The technical stuff makes for good reading as well: Stable and protective, lightweight and with GORE-TEX® weather protection and an aggressive grip. These boots are ideal for trail and hill walking in summer. If you want to look outdoorsy on a trip to the local pub, they’ll tick all the right boxes, too! And while walking boots don’t need to look gorgeous it often helps if they do. These boots come in sleek grey and silver or smart black and grey. The Salomon Women’s X Ultra Mid GTX are sold in UK sizes 4 to 8 priced around £125. Brasher Women’s Supalite Active GTX boots Again, described by test walkers as akin to wearing a pair of trainers, the Brasher Women’s Supalite Active GTX boots are nice and light and very easy to wear. However, as you’d expect from leading brand Brasher the boots offer a host of features such as an upper made from lightweight, breathable and abrasion-resistant materials, a Supalite sole unit with shock absorbing EVA midsole, Ortholite dual density footbed and GORE-TEX lining. The boots are perfect for trail walking and hitting the summer hills and mountains. They require little inn the way of wearing in and come in a size range of UK4 to 8, as well as half sizes. The Brasher Women’s Supalite Active GTX boots are priced at around £130. Merrell Siren Breeze women’s walking boots Merrell is a favourite for many women and these Merrell Siren Breeze boots have recorded great reviews. This is the mid version of the popular Siren Breeze. The comfortable mid-height boot comes with a water-resistant membrane and a highly breather upper. Even the padded tongue is made from a breathable material so you can be sure that if you’re walking in warm conditions the sweat from your hot feet will be able to evaporate. The sole, as well as being summer grippy, offers lots of cushioning too. The Merrell Siren Breeze women’s walking boots come in sizes UK4 to 7.5 and are priced at around £100. Tell us about your favourite women’s summer walking boots. We'd love to know which brand you rate most highly.