Living and working in a country with such diverse weather is a challenge. Changeable seasons mean that we need a variety of boots and shoes to keep us well equipped and comfortable for different activities throughout the year.
At ArdMoor we sell a choice of quality, well designed footwear that has been tried and tested to meet the needs of people who demand the best quality, style and comfort in all conditions.
Whether you are looking for a summer walking boot, a technical sailing boot, or an everyday work or lifestyle boot, browse our recommendations below.
Breathable Summer Walking Boots
In the warmer months, people enjoy heading outdoors and need a lightweight, comfortable boot that is breathable and ensures the best possible support and grip in different environments. Our range of Harkila boots uses the latest technologies and modern materials to support and protect your feet in all weathers and across the toughest terrains.
They are lined with various windproof, waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membranes which allow your feet to breathe whilst keeping the boot waterproof, so that your feet are dry and comfortable.
We recommend the following summer walking boots:
Harkila Light GTX 7″ Boot
Excellent to use for shooting, stalking or walking
Shock absorbing and flexible sole
Naturally tough leather on front for added puncture protection
Harkila PH Range GTX 8″ Boots
Lightweight and waterproof leather stalking boot
Fully windproof, waterproof and breathable
Sole flexes with your feet when hiking up hilly ground
When choosing your size with any walking boot, we recommend that you go up a half or whole size. This allows your feet to expand which the will do when walking all day. It also stops your toes from banging against the front ofyour boot when you are coming downhill. In a modern boot, you won’t get the full benefit of the membrane and technology if you wear a standard pair of socks.
We would recommend investing in socks that have been designed alongside the boots themselves so, in this case, have a look at the Harkila Socks. We would also advise that you take a spare pair with you if you are planning on spending a full day on the hill.
Caring for your walking boots
To care for your leather walking boots we recommend that you wipe them clean after each use and leave them to dry naturally away from any source of heat.
They should be regularly nourished with a leather spray, cream or oil to keep the leather supple and well protected such as the Harkila Leather care and Waterproofer spray.
Hardwearing Summer Work Boots
If you work outdoors and need a trustworthy work boot then there are lots of options: from leather safety boots with protective toe caps to tough breathable leather ankle boots and agricultural wellingtons, you can trust that the work boots we recommend will keep your feet comfortable all day long.
We offer a large selection of safety and non-safety work boots including pull on or lace-up which are all designed to be comfortable enough to be worn all day.
We recommend the following summer work boots:
Hoggs Of Fife Jason-WNSL Non Safety Work Boots
Withstands the rigours of professional country life
Fully waterproof and breathable
Hard wearing oil resistent, cleated rubber sole
Blundstone 910 Boots
Robust and rugged safety boot for men and women
High quality, water resistent leather
Shock absorbing properties
Blundstone 500 Boots
A tough everyday work boot
Shock absorbing sole unit
Made with longlasting premium leather
Breathable Summer Wellington Boots
When the weather gets warmer, neoprene-lined wellington boots are often too warm to wear when you are active. However, for those who spend time outdoors a waterproof wellington is still required when the ground is wet.
Ideally, you need a boot that has a Vibram sole for comfort and shock absorption plus a good outsole for great stability and grip. Many people also want a waterproof boot with a full length zip to help them take the boots on and off with ease – which is often the case for those who have existing sports injuries or a wider calf measurement.
Harkila have just introduced a new lightweight summer wellington boot which has been designed to match all these requirements called the Harkila Norse. It has a flexible rubber upper with a technical wicking lining and a ‘4×4 deep grip outsole’ which performs in the most tricky conditions underfoot.
For ladies wellingtons, we recommend the Grubs Rainline Wellington which has a SUPERDRI lining that wicks the moisture away from your skin, keeping your feet cool and dry when active with a ‘Trak sole’ for superb grip in wet conditions.
We recommend the following summer wellingtons:
Harkila Norse 18″ Zip H-Vent Hot weather Boot
Durable and flexible with good support
Ideal for warmer, wet weather
Ensures extra stability and shock absorption
Grubs Highline Wellington Boots
Traditional looking and British-made
Adjustable clasp with a tractor tyre style tread
Ideal for dog walking and general use
Grubs Rainline Wellington Boots
Lightweight and comfortable
Highly efficient moisture wicking material
Perfect for any outdoor activities
If you would like any further advice when choosing your new boots then simply pick up the phone or send us an email and we will be happy to answer your questions.