I’ve always associated Brantano with shoes, but less so with other types of footwear. Brantano do offer a wide range of footwear and it’s certainly worth considering if you are buying outdoor gear for your children. We have been trying out the Mountain Peak Olga-bi Walking Boots. I’ve been a keen walker since childhood, but since H’s arrival I haven’t done as much. He’s getting to the age when he can join me though and he was very proud to climb Arthur’s Seat, when we were in Edinburgh last summer. So the plan is to walk with him especially at the weekends and in the holidays. We have been to the Wyre Forest a lot as we are Forestry Commission bloggers and often walk on the Clent Hills, which are managed by the National Trust.
To walk on uneven surfaces in a range of weather conditions, you really need to be kitted out correctly. Trainers are fine on easy walks in summer time, but they lack the grip and support that you need for walks on more challenging surfaces or different seasons and weather conditions. I tend to walk in my walking boots all year round and I often use them when it’s snowy and icy on the school run too. With the recent cold weather we’ve had, H has had a chance to try this out too. Walking boots are perfect when it’s cold and you need a good grip. We managed the school run safely with no slipping or sliding.
H’s Mountain Peak Olga-bi boots have been perfect for getting out and about this winter. They are comfy to wear and seem to be coping well with whatever we throw at them, be it adverse weather conditions or just outdoor fun like ‘tree surfing’. I’m impressed at the quality for the price: they are well made, sturdy and comfortable. I like that they provide support without being too heavy or restrictive. These boots should last H a year or so I think and we plan to clock up a lot of outdoor miles in them.