Top positive review
Excellent value and quality, but go a size bigger
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 October 2020
This is a long term review of 9 months almost daily use.
I have worn Hi-Tec walking boots for many years and they have always treated me well and these are no exception.
I have always found with Hi-Tec walking boots that I needed to go a size larger than my usual size for formal and casual shoes, as I normally wear a uk size 9, but need a uk size 10 in these, but this takes into account for wearing thicker socks.
I had decided I needed a more lightweight pair of walking boots to accompany my winter and leather walking boots, which are also made by Hi-Tec. These Banderra boots looked to be exactly what I was after and I ordered the size 10, as predicted they fitted perfectly. These boots are extremely comfortable and required virtually no breaking in. I have worn these for the past 9 months on almost a daily basis on a mix of pavement, light trail, coastal paths and field walks. After walking aprox 1500 miles (5+ miles a day), these boots have held up very well, still showing very little signs of wear. They are so comfortable I tend to wear them even if i'm just popping to the shops. I have worn these mainly in dry conditions, but I have been caught out in torrential rain on longer walks and these boots have proved very water resistant and my feet have remained dry even when the rest of my clothes have been soaked through. When out walking in hot weather my feet have also remained dry with any moisture wicked away from my feet.
As with all walking equiptment it is important to maintain it properly to ensure longevity and I have treated these boots with Nikwax Nubuck & Suede spray to ensure they remain waterproof and in optimum condition.
I recommend these boots as they are excellent value for money, lightweight, comfortable and hard wearing and I expect to get many more miles out of them yet.