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Hiking boots 12/08/2020

Walking Boots vs Walking Shoes

If you are a well seasoned hiker or trail walker, it’s likely you’ll be confident in knowing what is the right footwear when it comes to choosing walking boots or walking shoes. But if you are unsure which walking footwear to buy for your outdoor pursuits, we’ve picked out a few key factors you should consider when you are deciding ‘should I wear walking boots or walking shoes?’. What type of walking are you doing? The main deciding factor between whether you should opt for a hiking boot or walking... Read More

15/12/2021

The Importance of Safety Boots

Safety boots are essential in a variety of work environments. The purpose of safety shoes is to protect feet against a wide range of injuries including cuts, burns, punctures and other workplace injuries.  Why do we need safety boots? Prevention is key! In some working environments accidents are an unfortunate likelihood making it extremely important to stay as safe as possible. This is why safety footwear are so important, and a staple piece of PPE amongst many industries as they’re specifically designed to help avoid nasty accidents and injury. Prevention... Read More

walking boots boot care 17/11/2021

Grisport Boot Care

Once you’ve found the perfect pair of walking boots you want them to last for as long as possible, and in order for them to do so you need to be looking after them correctly. We can assure you that if you take good care of your walking boots, then your walking boots will take good care of you!  When it comes to figuring out how to clean walking boots, and which products to use, the options can seem endless. That’s why the Grisport team have put together a short... Read More

walking boots 12/10/2021

When To Replace Your Walking Boots: An Expert Guide

Walking boots are perhaps the single most essential item for hikers or any sort of walking enthusiasts. However once you’ve found the perfect pair it can be hard to accept when it’s time to say goodbye to them!   How long do walking boots last? Although proper care and protection can extend the longevity of your walking boots, they can’t last forever. After walking a certain distance and lasting a certain length of time, there will come a time when your beloved hiking boots will need to be replaced. The types... Read More

how should walking boots fit 19/08/2021

How should your walking boots fit?

You just can’t beat a solid pair of walking boots! A high quality, well fitting, pair of walking boots are one of the most important purchases any walker or hiker can make for a long distance walk. There are a number of things to consider when it comes to choosing your walking boots, so the Grisport team have pulled together some of the main factors to help you find boots that allow for worry free walking! Consider your foot shape Feet come in all shapes and sizes, and when it... Read More

the benefits of hiking 27/07/2021

The benefits of hiking

The benefits of hiking are numerous. A great form of exercise, it also brings with it an array of mental health benefits and other general perks. Whether you’ve already caught the trail bug and are interested in finding out what you’re gaining from your favourite activity, or if you’re yet to take it up and are intrigued by what it has to offer, we’ve pulled together some of the main benefits of hiking. What Can Hiking Offer You? Hiking outdoors has a lot to offer. The reasons people love hiking... Read More

Kilburn white horse 13/07/2021

10 of the best summer walks in the uk

Grisports top picks for summer walks in the UK The UK is home to an abundance of beautiful walks and it’s sometimes hard to know where to start! Whether you prefer long coastal walks or steep uphill hikes, there is something for everyone, and our selection of routes are bound to make you want to lace up your favourite walking boots and explore the beautiful open spaces the UK has to offer. The warmer summer days and lighter evenings increase the amount of time there is to explore, so if... Read More

18/05/2021

Safety Boots: A Complete Buyers Guide

What are safety boots? Safety boots, also referred to as steel toe-capped boots, are designed to protect your feet from any injuries that can occur in the workplace. Safety boots incorporate a number of safety features including protective toe-caps, insulation against extreme temperatures, and penetration-resistant midsoles. What are safety boots used for? Safety boots are used in working environments that involve manual labour or working with heavy machinery, to help reduce the severity of workplace injuries.  Safety shoes can also prevent fatigue in the work environment. Standing up all day,... Read More

family walk 30/07/2020

Best Hiking Tips for Beginners & Post-Lockdown Rules

As lockdown restrictions begin to lift, more and more people are taking the opportunity to travel a little further afield for some outdoor exercise. Currently in the UK, there are not any limits on the distance you can travel for outdoor exercise, including hiking. You can exercise with people from outside of your household, provided social distancing guidelines are followed (a distance of 2m between people from different households). This means that popular visitor centres and hiking spots are likely to become overwhelmed, with a lot of those people likely... Read More

upper wharfedale 01/07/2020

6 Ways Walking Can Help Your Mental Health In 2020

Over the last three month, due to COVID-19, we have all been advised to stay at home to minimise any potential spread of the virus. While many people have been able to work from home during this time, many others have not and the prolonged time indoors has been somewhat of a struggle for those who usually enjoy getting up and getting out to explore. With the worry that the pandemic will have a devastating effect on the nation’s mental health, we wanted to share the importance of keeping as... Read More