These boots are made for walking (on a UK staycation)

These boots were a godsend on my UK staycation.  (Getty Images)
These boots were a godsend on my UK staycation. (Getty Images)

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Over the weekend, I enjoyed a long-awaited UK staycation to the Isle of Wight, where I intended to walk coastal paths and breathe sea air .

But in typical British fashion, the weather was as unpredictable as ever. Prior to heading across the water, I was frantically checking the forecast to help with my packing (I do have a tendency to overpack).

While my case was filled with jeans and jumpers, lightweight waterproofs and a thicker puffer coat, it was footwear that was proving problematic.

With walks in mind, yet torrential rain pending, I was debating between wellies, trainers, or Timberland boots. Eventually, I went with the latter – and I couldn't have been without them.

Why we rate them

Timberland boots were a fan favourite for me over 10 years ago. I've gone through numerous pairs over the years, and more recently invested in a new pair for a trip to Iceland a few years ago.

Ever since, I've worn them on wet winter walks, snowy strolls, and even warmer days when the paths are a little muddy, which is why I decided to bring them along for the staycation.

When walking the Tennyson Trail, traipsing across the countryside off the beaten track, and marching along pebbly beaches, these were a godsend.

Admittedly, Timberland boots do need wearing in, but this is easily combatted with layers of thick socks – then they are the comfiest, and sturdiest footwear item you will ever come across.

This design are made from waterproof, premium Better Leather, which is sustainably sourced, while the laces are made from recycled plastic bottles.

They have a thick rubber lug outsole, which has the necessary grip ideal for long walks and to keep you on your feet across all terrain.

We love that the boots also feature waterproof seam-sealed construction, so rest assured, no water or cold draughts will be getting anywhere near your tootsies.

Timberland's 6 inch boots for women
Timberland's 6 inch boots for women

Not only is the external fabric water resistant, weatherproof and sturdy, but the inside also provides comfort, support and insulation.

The boots feature PrimaLoft insulation, as well as a removable anti-fatigue footbed, which provides extra cushioning for long wear.

The 6 Inch Boots are available in UK shoe sizes 3 to 7, including half sizes, and are also available for men and children.

They come in an array of colours, including the classic sand, my personal favourite as they coordinate with everything, as well as brown, dark brown and black.

For those who would prefer a lower-rise boot, instead of this design which reaches over the ankle, Timberland has you covered.

For £180, these are an investment well worth making.

What the reviews say

Timberland's 6 Inch Boots has garnered hundreds of glowing reviews across various stockists, here's what shoppers have to say.

  • "My boots were up to the usual high standard of Timberland products. I am now onto my 4th pair and know that they will be comfortable and last for ages. I think they look good, too and several friends have commented on them. They were also delivered within 20 hours of my ordering them. Brilliant!"

  • "Really comfortable and sturdy and they look great."

  • "The shoes are cute and stylish. Also, they are very comfortable when I've worn them. They fit perfectly. I love it!!!"

  • "I bought a pair of these boots 20 years ago and they are still my go-to pair. Hiking, kicking about, gardening, digging snow, moving house (x5) heading to the supermarket....whatever...they have lasted me well! Let's be honest...they look good too."

  • "These are honestly the cutest Timbs I have ever seen! I just had to order them and I'm so glad I did. I have gotten so many compliments on them."

Buy it: Timberland's 6 inch boots for women | £180 from Timberland

Also available at Office, ASOS, John Lewis & Partners, and Schuh.

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