Benefits of Investing in a Vibram Walking Boot

Shopping for walking boots can be overwhelming. There are many great options on the market and it can be difficult to know how to balance your budget versus the features and style you need. 

One of the most important features of a good quality walking boot is grip and traction underfoot. Come rain or shine (or in this case, particularly rain), you want to be sure that when you’re heading out in your walking boots, you feel secure and can walk with confidence.

Introducing Vibram soles

Vibram sole walking boots were invented in 1935 by Vitale Bramani. He was inspired to create a sole with excellent traction following the death of six of his friends in a mountaineering accident that was partly blamed on inadequate footwear. 

Originally invented for mountaineering boots, vibram soles can now be found on a wide range of walking boots and have become a symbol of quality and durability. 

What is a Vibram sole?

Vibram soles are rubber soles that provide exceptional grip. They are used by more than 1000 footwear manufacturers, including the production of walking boots, barefoot shoes, watersports shoes and running shoes. 

Vibram soles are easily identifiable on walking boots, thanks to their bright yellow octagonal logo on the sole of the boot. 

vibram walking boot

Photo: Grisport Fuse Lowland Trekking Boot

So, what are some of the benefits of opting for a Vibram sole boot?

Exceptional Grip

Probably the most prominent benefit of a vibram sole is the level of grip you can rely on when using one of these boots. Vibram soles are world-famous for having the highest quality sole that offers great traction and water resistance and takes less time to break in compared with leather alternatives.

The unique rubber compound allows you to walk with confidence, even on those off-trail slippery paths. 


As mentioned above, compared to leather walking boots, Vibram rubber soles are generally longer-lasting. Of course, when assessing durability, there are many factors at play as to how the boots will be used, how often they’ll be used etc. That said, Vibram walking boots are built to last. The rubber sole is incredibly durable and resistant to wear and tear, making it a good investment. 

All-weather protection

Finally, one of the best benefits a Vibram boot can offer is the versatility it provides. Of course, the boots will shine best when tested in slippery or wet conditions but they also offer great support and comfort to your feet when strolling through the park. 

These boots are designed to provide stability and traction as well as protect your feet from the volatility of British weather. 

Worth the investment

It can sometimes feel like a bit of a mission to find the right walking boot when there is a lot of choice on the market. The benefit of investing in a Vibram walking boot is that the quality speaks for itself. Vibram is a highly recognised mark of quality and reliability, but don’t just take our word for it!

Take a look at our Vibram walking boots range and check out the reviews that our customers give. If you have any questions or need any help with your order, feel free to get in touch with our team.

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