Walking Essentials - Your Style Must-HavesOct 22 2020
In the time since and during the lockdown, walking has become a big part of our lives.
From going on a UK staycation to stretching your legs around the block at dinner time, walking has been a good way to keep active and healthy while getting some fresh air.
There are many health benefits to walking, and just 30 minutes of walking a day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat and boost muscle power and endurance.
It can also help reduce the risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and even some cancers. Doctors recommend 10,000 average steps per day, but a healthy adult should be aiming to do 4,000 to 18,000.
Of course, the appropriate clothing should be worn when walking, especially if on a hike or walking through muddy puddles.
Today, we’ll be running through some of our favourite style must-haves for walking of all types, sharing our walking essentials that are ideal for the colder months.
Potentially the most important piece of clothing to think about when heading out for a walk, sturdy footwear is vital in making sure your feet are fully protected from harsh terrain, as well as kept warm and comfortable in the cold.
Offering a wide range of different women’s designs, Barbour boots are the perfect walking boots as they provide comfort as well as style.
Made with leather, Barbour boots feature durable soles with non-slip tread, making them ideal for walking on tricky terrain.
An iconic boot perfect for walking in the rain and mud, men's Hunters and women's Hunter wellies are great for taking on staycations as well as great for jobs in the garden and outdoor summer occasions.
Fully waterproof and handcrafted with impeccable attention to quality and detail, Hunter footwear has been a trustworthy companion for walkers everywhere since 1956.
Perfectly designed for wearing outdoors and in the countryside, Dubarry boots are available in both men’s and women’s styles to offer waterproof, comfortable and durable footwear whether you’re completing work or on a walk.
With a beautiful heritage look, the Dubarry boot is a real performance boot that has offered superior designs since the 1930s. Shop womens Dubarry boots, available in a range of styles, alongside our mens collection.
Coats & jackets
Having a cosy coat or jacket that’s stylish and warm will help keep walks comfortable in the cold weather, as well as protect you from the windy and rainy elements of autumn and winter.
Parajumpers are both fashionable and extremely functional, filled with duck down and feathers to keep you warm even on the coldest of walks.
Our range of Parajumpers menswear and womenswear offers a wide array of different features, including a selection of waterproof options, adjustable hoods, raccoon fur trims and multiple pockets.
Men's Belstaff jackets offer a classic style that works both casually and professionally.
Offering everything from waxed cotton designs to leather jackets, Belstaff coats are ideal for the colder months and add a touch of designer elegance to every outfit.
The iconic Barbour jacket is a real must-have for the colder months, and is ideal for everyday walks as well as working outside or taking to the office.
Accessories are very important when it comes to dressing for walks, helping you retain heat as well as looking and feeling good.
Complete any outfit with a scarf and help keep your neck and chest warm.
Long socks to wear over wellies help keep feet insulated and dry, making walks comfortable and easy.
Make sure your hands are warm on your walks and always have a good pair of gloves at the ready.
From stylish leather designs to warming wool styles, our selection of gloves are crafted with warmth and comfort in mind.
Keep an eye on our blog for more helpful guides as well as fashion hints and tips.