Know your hill walking footwear

Posted by Carey Davies on 18/08/2015

Bamboozled by boots? Flummoxed by footwear? Chris Townsend explains the range of shoes you can use for hill walking in this BMC TV video.

There is a range of footwear you can use for hill walking ranging from lightweight trainers to rigid mountaineering boots. What type you need depends on what you plan to do.

One of the world’s most respected experts on long-distance walking and backpacking, Chris Townsend, talks us through different types and their uses. 

Chris is also the BMC’s first hill walking ambassador.

WATCH: Know your hill walking footwear

WATCH: Other videos in this series

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