Our Top 5 Men’s Winter Walking Boots

The frosty mornings have finally arrived telling us winter is officially here. So grab your winter walking essentials and head out for another great outdoor lifestyle adventure.

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But before any crusade, whether it be a long hike or a short stroll, in hot weather or cold; you need to ensure you have the right boots for the job. That’s why at Tog-Blog we have put together our Top 5 Favourite Winter Walking Boots so you can be ready for anything this winter!

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Columbia Bugaboot Plus III Titanium Omni Heat Men’s Hiking Boots

The Columbia Bugaboot Plus III is the perfect boot for any Winter trek. It’s packed with new innovative technologies to keep your feet warm and dry, even on the snowiest of days. Omni Heat reflective lining keeps your feet warm, yet comfortable, in temperatures as low as -65F/-54C. The outer shoe is made up from durable and hardwearing leather, which ensures breathability and extreme comfort, as well as the trusted sturdiness you can rely on from Columbia. The Bugaboot Plus also comprises of deep sole cavities giving you great traction on any surface. All in all a great Winter Boot, and clever choice of footwear for any kind of adventurer!

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Meindl Borneo 2 MFS Men’s Hiking Boots

Be sure to experience comfort straight from the box with the Meindl Borneo 2. The Borneo is fitted with an Air-Active Soft Print Drysole footbed ensuring ultimate support and cushioning, whilst also providing a secure fit with its DIGAfix lacing system. The outer shell consists of waxed Nubuck leather offering great breathability, along with a leather lined upper, preventing any moisture entering the footwell keeping your feet dry and warm no matter what the weather. Tackling any kind of terrain no matter how challenging can become that little bit easier too thanks to the Vibram outsoles with Meindls Multigriff, a great aid to your natural breaking power, and another reason why the Borneo is in our Top 5!

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Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Men’s Hiking Boots

The Salomon Quest 4D retains its outstanding stability and grip in this updated model whilst comprising of fresh new design details, bringing the tested and trusted into an innovative new boot.  Though very sturdy, the Quest 4D still gives you great flexibility and breathability due to its part textile, part Nubuck leather upper construction. The GORE-TEX lining ensures reliable waterproofing too. Comfort has been maximised in the Quest 4D by the EVA midsole, giving a supportive cushion to your feet, as well as its Ortholite Sockliner enhancing the comfort and warmth the boot offers.

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Keen Aphlex Mid WP Men’s Hiking Boots

Perfect for tough terrain, the Keen Aphlex Hiking Boots are a lightweight alternative to your typical pair of bulky walking boots whilst still offering structure, stability and suspension at all times. Its lightweight mesh and synthetic upper paired with KEEN.DRY technologies provide you with a waterproof yet breathable boot. The Aphlex has been built to take on many challenges, which is why the sole comprises of a multi directional lug pattern offering extra grip for the toughest of trails. And don’t fret over a bad smelling boot, as Keen have successfully tackled odour control with the Cleansport NXT natural technology.

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Merrell Moab Mid GoreTex Men’s Hiking Boots

The Merrell Moab Gore-Tex XCR Walking Boots are perfect for any Winter outing, constructed with part Dura leather, part fabric mesh and trusted integrated GORE-TEX XCR technology you can be sure to expect comfortable breathability and optimal water resistance. And the technology doesn’t stop there; AEGIS Antimicrobial treatment is fused into the inner lining providing odour prevention for even the toughest of foot odour! The Air Cushioned midsole, paired with the Vibram Multi-Sport Plus sole creates the perfect base for great shock absorption as well as great traction for increased breaking power on any type of trail.

So there you have it, our Top 5 Men’s Winter Walking Boots; great for any adventure, big or small.

 

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Top 5 Walking Sandals For Summer 2016

Here at Tog-Blog summer is one of our favourite seasons. When the British weather holds out it opens up the door to a whole list of fun outdoor activities, especially walking.

Whether it’s the Peaks, Lakes or the Highlands of Scotland the warmth of summer offers a perfect opportunity to get out and explore. With that in mind we decided it was time to talk you through our top 5 walking sandals for summer 2016. This year our favourite brands include Merrell, Keen, Teva and North Face thanks to their premium fabrics and innovative technologies.

So without further ado, our top 5!

Merrell Kahuna III Mens Sandals

Merrell Kahuna III Mens Sandals

The Merrell Kahuna III Mens Sandals boast a classic casual aesthetic with a durable design that will help you tackle any summer trail in comfort. It boasts a contoured footbed with an air cushion for comfort with a Vibram Chameleon Sport Sole with TC5+ rubber that delivers reliable grip in every step. Finished with quick and easy adjustability, a suede leather upper and a neoprene lining with Aegis antimicrobial treatment for odour control the Kahuna III Mens Sandals really are a summer essential.

Keen Clearwater CNX Mens Sandals

Keen Clearwater CNX Mens Sandals

The Keen Clearwater CNX Mens Sandals are the perfect pair of sandals for rocking river crossings and wet summertime adventures. Whether it’s a river crossing, days spent down by the dock or the odd summer show these versatile sandals won’t let you down. The Clearwater CNX Sandals boast a polyester webbing upper with a hydrophobic mesh lining and a non marking rubber outsole with razor siping for performance in wet and dry conditions. For enhanced comfort and support they feature a contoured arch, a metatarsal ride and a TPU stability shank. Finished with a bungee lace capture system they can easily be adjusted for a secure fit on the go.

Teva Terra Fi 4 Leather Mens Sandals

Teva Terra Fi 4 Leather Mens Sandals

The Teva Terra Fi 4 Leather Mens Sandals are another one of our top 5 favourites for versatile performance in wet and dry conditions. Whether its a spot of rain, a rocky river crossing or a dusty trail they boast unrivalled performance and luxurious comfort to match. The Terra Fi 4 Leather Mens Sandals feature a durable leather upper, hook and loop adjustment, a moulded PU midsole, a nylon arch shank, a Shoc Pad in the heel and a Spider Original rubber outsole for superior grip. Finished with a Microban zinc-based antimicrobial treatment to keep them fresh these casual mens sandals are ready for all of your summer outdoor adventures.

Keen Owyhee Mens Sandals

Keen Owyhee Mens Sandals

The Keen Owyhee Mens Sandals, pronounced oh waa hee, are another one of our versatile summer favourites here at Tog-Blog. Wet or dry, dusty trail or river crossing; these comfortable sandals won’t let you down. The Owyhee Mens Sandals boast a synthetic upper that is washable, perfect for getting them back to looking brand new after a particularly testing adventure, and a metatomical footbed that supports your feet for lasting comfort all day long.

North Face Hedgehog II Mens Sandals

North Face Hedgehog II Mens Sandals

The North Face Hedgehog II Mens Sandals are ideal for tackling tough summer trails with rocky river crossings or sightseeing in new cities. Wherever your summer takes you these rugged yet comfortable sandals are equipped to tackle the adventure. They feature three points of velcro adjustment to offer a customisable fit, an impact absorbing X-2 footbed for serious cushioning and a water channelling HydroTrak outsole that’ll keep your feet firmly on the path in wet or dry.

So there you have our top 5 walking sandals for summer 2016. Whether you’re heading abroad or staying at home, prefer off road trails or city scape adventures these casual sandals boast everything that you’ll need.

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Have A Peek At Keen Uneek – Now In At Webtogs

Here at Webtogs.com we’ve been eagerly anticipating the first drop of the seriously unique Keen Uneek sandals, and now they’re here we can’t wait to share all with you.

Keen is a brand with a history of innovation, so when we first laid our eyes on these interesting paracord sandals we weren’t surprised to spy the Keen logo loud and proud on the side. They’re equal parts eye-catching and intriguing; but when you take a closer look there is plenty of science and thought behind these ground-breaking all-round outdoor sandals.

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At first glance the standout feature of the Keen Uneek sandals is their paracord construction. Now available in both round cord and flat cord styles, in both styles the dual cord construction interlaces to provide a truly personal fit that flexes with the natural movement of your feet without compromising on support. Bonus – this open-air construction delivers superior ventilation without even trying.

Keen Uneek Flat Cord Mens Sandals

Looking deeper the Keen Uneek sandals have comfort in mind at every step of the construction. The metatomical footbed with a microfibre cover is both exceptionally soft on the skin and supports the natural contours of your feet, and the microfibre heel back ensures your feet are kept secure without feeling imprisoned. Treated with Cleansport NXT to combat the buildup of odour causing microbes they stay fresher for longer, and topped off with a secure fit lace capture system it’s easy to make adjustments to the fit on the move.

Finished off with a non-marking rubber outsole with razor siping, the Keen Uneek don’t just look the party – they’ll deliver reliable grip on pretty much any trail too.

The Keen Uneek sandals, round cord and flat cord, come in a huge range of colours from the bright and bold to the understated and mild. So whether you’re the stylish type, or simply looking for an all-round summer sandal that’ll take you wherever your day does they seem like a pretty good choice to us!

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Top 5 Womens Walking Sandals for Spring/Summer 15

2015 is the year for change and taking on adrenaline pumping adventures, so here at Webtogs.com we thought we’d update you on our top 5 women’s walking sandals for spring summer 2015. Our top 5 features everything you need for an adrenaline packed adventure or day relaxing by the lake – from delicate details to water friendly designs get your spring summer 2015 off to an amazing start!

Merrell Terran Convertible Womens Sandals -Red ClayMerrell Terran Convertible Womens Sandals
The Merrell Terran Convertible Womens Sandals are perfect for kick starting your adventure this summer. They feature a refreshing convertible design; simply remove the heel straps to convert to a slider for endless style possibilities, and a construction built for all day long comfort. These stylish sandals utilise a triple density compression moulded EVA midsole and Q-Form stride alignment for lasting performance.

 

Keen Whisper Womens Sandals - Jade Green Neutral GreyKeen Whisper Womens Sandals
These water friendly and comfortable sandals are ideal for any adrenaline filled adventure. With a hydrophobic mesh lining and washable webbing upper stream crossings and days by the lake will be a breeze. The Keen Whisper Womens Sandals deliver luxurious comfort and a personalised fit thanks to their secure fit lace capture system and metatomical EVA footbed.

 

Columbia Sunbreeze Vent Womens Sandals - GreyColumbia Sunbreeze Vent Womens Sandals
The Columbia Sunbreeze Vent Womens Sandals, as their name suggests, offer supreme ventilation and water drainage for days in the hot summer sun and water filled adventures. They feature a super grippy Omni-Grip outsole for sure footing and a hydrophobic mesh lining aiding them to dry quickly after water based activities.

 

Jack Wolfskin Coastal Pass Womens Sandals - Green LakeJack Wolfskin Coastal Pass Womens Sandals
The Jack Wolfskin Coastal Pass Womens Sandals are a summer staple for hikes in the hot sun. They feature a supportive and comfortable design with a triple Velcro fastening for a comfortable fit. The sole is slightly raised at the front for toe protection and a cushioning shock pad in the heel provides excellent shock absorption; essential when you’re hitting the trail hard.

 

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These comfortable sandals feature a stylish and feminine design with delicate straps; making them a wardrobe staple wherever you’re headed. They are built for all day long comfort with a Merrell air cushion in the heel and Q-Form comfort technology. Finished with a nubuck leather and webbing upper they are perfect for casual styling.

 

Now that you have a taste of the endless possibilities our top 5 women’s walking sandals have to offer, check out the rest of our women’s walking sandals and get ready for all of your spring and summer adventures. Whether you want balanced comfort and style or superior performance; our women’s walking sandals are great for all of your spring and summer exploits.

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Keen Sandals and Water Shoes

Planning on spending your summer chasing some water filled adventures? Here at Webtogs.com we have a huge colKeen Asterlection of Keen Sandals and Water Shoes for you to choose from, all with a comfortable, water friendly and sleek design so you can conquer anything from mountain trails to city streets.

Keen Aster Womens Sandals
The Keen Aster Womens Sandals are one of the latest additions to our collection. They feature a water friendly design for days spent by the water, and a supportive construction that compliments the natural shape of your feet for all day long comfort. These sleek sandals are ready to face anything you come across.Keen Class 5

Keen Class 5 Flip Sandals
The Keen Class 5 Flip Sandals have set a new standard for casual sandals. They feature a flip flop style for a classic summer look and a fast drying construction for days spent in and out of the water. Their high traction soles ensure you’ll never slip and the PU midsole offers amazing support.

Keen Clearwater CNX SandalsKeen Clearwater CNX
The Keen Clearwater CNX Sandals are the ultimate adventure footwear. Ready for whatever the day throws at you, they have a high traction outsole with razor siping for superb grip and a hydrophobic mesh lining that means you can enjoy their comfortable fit in and out of the water.

Keen Newport Sandals
The Keen Newport Sandals has long been one of Keen’s most popular sandals. They feature a versatile design making them perfect for hitting trails, city streets or beaches. They have a waterproof washable leather upper as well as Keen.Protect technology, so your feet are always protected.Keen Newport Sandals

Keen Newport H2 Sandals
The Keen Newport H2 Sandals are an even more adventure ready version of their already extremely popular Keen Newport Sandals. These striking men’s sandals are water friendly, amazingly comfortable and super grippy. The non-marking rubber outsole with razor siping and a multi-directional lug pattern ensures you achieve maximum traction on any surface.

Keen Rose Womens SandalsKeen Newport H2 Mens Sandals Raven Aluminium
Whether you’re hitting the trails or streets, the Keen Rose Womens Sandals are ready for anything. They feature a women’s specific fit for natural comfort and support, as well as a hydrophobic mesh lining and non marking rubber outsole with a multi-directional lug pattern so you can tackle any stream crossing or slippery surface.

Keen Venice SandalsKeen Rose Sandals
The Keen Venice Sandals are one of Keen’s most versatile designs. They adapt to your surroundings with a non-marking rubber outsole with razor siping and a multi-directional lug pattern providing outstanding traction even on wet surfaces. The hydrophobic mesh lining means you can take any stream crossing or water filled activity in your stride.

Keen Venice H2 Sandals
The Keen Venice H2 Sandals are an even higher performance version of their outstanding Keen Venice Sandals. ThKeen Venice Sandalsese durable and comfortable sandals are designed to take on any surface with their non-marking rubber outsole with razor siping and a multi-directional lug pattern, and with the secure fit lace capture system your feet are always held securely inplace.

Keen Whisper Womens Sandals
Like many of Keen’s amazing ladies sandals the Keen Whisper Womens Sandals feature a women’s specific Keen Whisper Womens Sandalsfit for natural and personal comfort. They are arguably the best water friendly sandals for any active and adventurous woman. With their hydrophobic mesh lining, non-marking rubber outsole and metatomical EVA footbed design they are ready to take on anything.

Now that you have a taste of our collection, check out the rest of our Keen Sandals and Water Shoes to get set for a fun packed and adventure filled summer 2015.

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Freshly baked Keen

It’s that time of year when the brands come a calling and we get a sneak peak in to what they have coming up for Autumn / Winter 2012. Today it was the turn of the lovely Jilly from Keen who usually brings us cake, but in true new year style brought apples. For the record Jilly, it’s cake all the way please for the Webtogs crew…..

Two things caught our eye, first up, the Brice, an urban trekking boot and shoe. It looks different with no heel break giving you whole sole traction. It’s got the traditional Keen dry waterproof layer but with an additional perforated foam section around the membrane to pump out hot air.

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These are pretty multipurpose, we can see ourselves heading out and about in town and straight on to some tracks in these, and the colours are fab. We’re loving the green in particular.  £110 for the boots £105 for the shoes

Next up the return of a favourite with the KeenKlamath coming back on the scene.  Good torsion control, external heel support, quality leather on the outside, it looks traditional but with a modern twist. Great for hills in the UK where keeping the elements out is the all important part.

The klamath is back and looking mean

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 Now, when’s Autumn due again?

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New Keen for Winter

We were super chuffed to get the lovely Gillian in from Keen recently, firstly because she is so cool she brings us cake to eat each visit (yum yum), but also because this time she brought in loads of lovely new Keen for us to look at for Winter 2011!

Keen have always been associated as a summer brand but we were seriously impressed by the attention to detail they have made on their Winter products this year. We’re not going to go through everything, but there are a couple of items that have really tweaked our interest. First up, the return of a favourite we have not seen for a couple of years, the Summit County. When the weather outside makes the UK look like a scene from a winter wonderland, these boots are going to keep your toes rather warm.

 

Summit County 

 

We really like the 350g of insulation just for the toes with the rest spread elsewhere, as it’s the toes that usually get the coldest. The insulation features Keen’s legendary attention to the environment, being made from charcoal and babmboo. The Summits use Keen’s Dual Climate Rubber on the soles, this is a technology where the sole of the shoes or boots harden in the cold weather to get better grip in the snow and ice, and soften when you go inside or get warmer weather for improved stickiness.

 

Summit County sole 

 

Next up are the Gypsum’s, some rather impressive shoes and boots that are designed as winter Targhee replacements. The main difference is that the sides of the soles are not rounded, giving a larger surface area for grip and more oomph when digging in to mud, snow or ice. You also have a moulded heel cup which gives a more positive action gripping the back of your foot. Below you can see men’s and women’s versions of the mid boots.

 

Gypsum men's 

 

 

Gypsum women's 

 

The Gypsum’s also feature the Keen Zorb Strobel, an addition to the footbed that gives an extra spring, the zorb referring to the yellow bouncy patch you see below, and the strobel to the type of stitching you see around it.

 

Keen Zorb Strudel 

 

Keen have also addressed some of the feedback that their shoes can run a little hot, and you now have ventilation holes that run up through the tongue, that pump out the hot air from the bottom of the boot.

If the Gypsum isn’t winter orientated enough for you though, then the Revels definitely will be. Starting at the bottom, they have a sole with a unique patent pending on them. What Keen have done is to mould their soles on the treads you find on snow tyres to give fantastic grip in snow, slush and mud. They have also nabbed their own technology that they use for their waterproof sandals, with razor siping added to the tread on the bottom, this gives improved grip by displacing water.

 

Men's Revel 

 

Revel Front 

 

Women's Revel 

 

If this wasn’t enough technology, they then went and re-designed the mid sole unit with a new footbed called the Trapelator. Ignore the fact it sounds like an 80’s action movie hero, The Trapelator gives you a serious blast of warmth in your feet with some cool use of technology. You have a reflective heat shield that faces down to the ground bouncing the cold away, a honeycomb loft layer to trap air, insulate and a wool felt layer for comfort and to build up instant warmth as soon as you put the boots on.

 

The Trapelator

 

So far we have just looked at the Trailhead offerings from Keen, but Lucy also made me take photos of the Clara as well……. can’t really think of much to say on it except that Lucy loves the look of them!

 

Clara High boot 

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Power Ranger love Keen

One of our favourite brands over the last couple of years has been Keen, the American outdoor footwear brand. We love them so much, you can usually see at least 2 or 3 of us wearing them each day in the office and warehouse. They are also the only brand we actually back up with a special Keen comfort guarantee

Apparently though we are not the only ones to have heard how special they are, and alledgedly, those crazy Power Rangers dig them too. We finally received photographic evidence however this week…..

Power Rangers love Keen!

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