10 Best Lightweight Walking Boots with Ankle Support
Although there is no evidence to suggest that ankle boots will directly prevent ankle injuries when hiking, many walkers and hikers prefer to wear them for additional support, and to reduce the likelihood of injuries from happening. Lightweight walking boots are ideal for summer, as they require much less energy to keep lifting when putting one foot in front of the other. Combining the two for lightweight walking boots for warmer weather can be an excellent choice for hikers. Here we will look at ten of the best Grisport walking boots with ankle support systems.
Are ankle boots better for hiking if you need more ankle support?
Hiking boots naturally come further up your leg than hiking shoes, which can make your feet feel more secure as the ankle joint is fully covered, especially when they are laced right to the top and therefore keeping your foot in place.
By having a sturdy ankle position in the correct fitting boots, injury is naturally less likely. There are many other factors that contribute to this, including a strong sole, good ventilation, and waterproof lining.
Walking boots with ankle support certainly isn’t going to hinder your ability to walk or hike for long distances, so they may be a good choice when choosing which boots to buy especially if you have weaker ankles that are prone to injury.
What are the best walking boots for weak ankles?
Grisport has a big selection of both men’s walking boots with ankle support, and women’s walking boots with ankle support. Offering some of the most advanced features, and wearable straight from the box with next to no wearing in, these are ten of the best walking boots for weak ankles that will provide you additional support.
Quest Walking Boot
The Quest Walking Boot is a brilliant walking boot with built-in ankle support. Not only is it waterproof, breathable and has a triple density shock absorbing midsole, but the padded collar and ankle support system also lock the heel in place and give added comfort, regardless of the terrain you’re walking on.
The Quest boot has a comfort guarantee so you can pull them on, lock your foot in place and wear them straight away.
Inca Walking Boot
The Inca Walking Boot is another exclusive to Grisport, with both waterproof and breathable materials for any weather. They have added protection with a protective rubber rand, and a triple-density Vibram sole. These measures will lengthen the lifespan of the boot, keeping your feet protected for longer. Made in Italy these boots are of the highest quality.
Harrier Blue Walking Boot
The Harrier Blue Walking Boot is a year-round walking boot due to being both lightweight and comfortable, but with all the features you need to wear them in winter too. The beautiful blue colour makes them stand out amongst other boots, and the dual-density cushioned midsole gives the added comfort factor. Rounding it all off with a Vibram rubber outsole means this boot has excellent grip and durability, greatly reducing the chance of injury.
Harrier Beige Walking Boot
The beige version of the Harrier Walking Boot encompasses all of the same benefits and details as the blue boots. Combined with a padded collar and tongue comfort is at the forefront of these boots, having been made in Italy at the foot of the Dolomites.
Kratos Hi Beige Walking Boot
The Kratos Hi Beige Walking Boot is a brilliant men’s walking boot with ankle support, thanks to its padded insole with a built-in support system. The heel and sole have a deep cleated rubber sole for extra support, and the six-hook eyelet lace-up will keep your feet securely in position. Packed full of these and additional features, this boot is an excellent choice.
Lady Excalibur Walking Boot
The Lady Excalibur Walking Boot is an excellent choice for women’s walking boots with ankle support, thanks to the in-built dual-density support system and cushioned midsole. Made in Italy these boots are of the highest quality and are shock-absorbing to protect the feet from the impact of rough terrain. A favourite at Grisport due to all of these features.
Lady Cartmel Walking Boot
The Lady Cartmel Walking Boot is a popular choice for lowland terrain walkers and has features such as a waterproof, breathable spotex lining, and an anti-scuff toe cap. For ankle support and additional comfort, the deep cleated Vibram sole and cushioned insole give that extra something that makes the Lady Cartmel a much sought-after ladies’ walking boot.
Centurion Walking Boot
The Centurion Walking Boot is packed with leading features to make it one of Grisports’ most comfortable creations. The midsole has a tough anti-twist material running through it, giving additional support for even the roughest of terrains underfoot.
Lady Typhoon II Walking Boot
The Lady Typhoon II Walking Boot is based on the Grisport best seller Lady Hurricane and has many of the same features, but with a new padded collar and tongue, a waterproof and breathable lining, and a fantastic bright pink suede upper. A main feature is the non-slip rubber sole, reducing the likelihood of slipping and injuring yourself.
Windermere Hiking Boot
Along with the usual features Grisport boots are renowned for such as being waterproof, breathable and wearable straight from the box, the Windermere Hiking Boot has the additional feature of an anti-Tendonitis slot, giving extra protection for your heel and ankle. The triple-density sole is great for absorbing impact, and the firm grip reduces the chances of injury even further. A great choice for hikers requiring extra ankle support.
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