Berghaus Explorer Ridge, Men's Hiking Boots

4.4 out of 5 stars 250 customer reviews

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He is so pleased with them, as they are well made and like slippers to wear as they are so comfortable.
These boots arrived fine , fitted perfectly and are very comfortable.
This is the third pair I have purchased and I find them excellent for hiking 7 to 12 miles once a week.
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Brown
  • Waterproof
  • Gore-tex© lining for breathability
  • Outer Material: Leather
  • Inner Material: Manmade
  • Sole: PU
  • Closure: Lace-Up
  • Heel Type: Wedge Heel
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 599 g
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  • ASIN: B0030ILURQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 16 Oct. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,252 in Shoes & Bags (See Top 100 in Shoes & Bags)

Product Description

Product Description

Walk in total confidence no matter what your adventure throws at you with the sturdy and durable Men's leather Explorer Ridge GORE-TEX Walking Boots. Maximum in boot climate comfort and support are guaranteed as high-quality supple leather combines with GORE-TEX lining providing a waterproof and cushioned finish. Upper is constructed from Full Grain Leather with the lining consisting of GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear Lining. The sole unit features Asylum/PU whilst the Insole utilises comfort fibreFeatures:*Leather upper provides comfort durability and support*Sole unit incorporates a PU midsole for durable cushioning*GORE-TEX Performance Comfort ensure waterproof performance whilst remaining *breathable to keep your foot comfortable and dry at all times*Internal flex plate provides protection and support

Manufacturer's Description

Not content with one national landmark, Peter Lockey and Gordon Davison chose to add their own. In 1966, the two keen climbers from the North East of England, Lockey and Davison decided to open a store that sold the sort of outdoor products that met their own exacting needs. Taking its name from the founders’ initials, the LD Mountain Centre quickly gained a reputation for designing, testing and manufacturing the best gear in the business. This innovative, performance driven and high quality kit went by the name of Berghaus. It was performance wear before performance wear was even around. And it’s still performing over 40 years later.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Boots arrived and I took them straight out on a 15 mile hilly walk. Like wearing slippers. Have since done a very wet 6 hour walk and my socks were bone dry. I understand that these are Sir Chris Bonington's boot of choice - now I know why. Buy them, wear them, wash them in fresh water, cover them in Nikwax Aqueous wax and they will last years.
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Colour Name: BrownSize: 9.5 UK Verified Purchase
These are my second pair of these boots; delivery was very prompt.
As always happens with modern leather, the old ones have cracked at the bending point and now started to separate from the sole at the same point (due I believe to the use of aggressive tanning techniques to save money in the tanneries). Also, they soon show themselves not to be really waterproof in wet grass, but no worse than any other brand in this respect. They have given me about two years of use 5 or 6 days a week and the treads are wearing out now.
Having said all this, these boots are supremely comfortable, and at internet prices are a good buy for the use I get out of them. With the possible exception of a long-discontinued Salomon boot, these are definitely the least bad of the modern crop of cheaply made boots that I have tried over the years. Hence the repeat buy.
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I bought these boots less than a year ago, for general walking, with the occasional hill. As a warden on a nature reserve, the need for good quality, waterproof boots is pretty high.
At first, these boots were excellent. Extremely comfortable and waterproof, right out of the box.

However, after a few months I noticed that the soles were wearing thin... seriously. There's so little tread left, you wouldn't believe. The soles definitely do not have the wear that you'd have from a Vibram sole.

Also, the leather on my boots has now split, where the boots flex, rending them useless.

I would have expected more from a name like Berghaus. For the prices you pay, you'd expect your boots to last for more than 10 months.
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Colour Name: BlackSize: 8 UK Verified Purchase
Very good quality. Very light to wear. Have now owned boots for 4 weeks and have worn them every work day. Soles are quite hard in composition, and can tend to be a little slippery when wet on stone and wood. That said, the soles have shown very little wear over the 100km + I've walked with them.
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Colour Name: BlackSize: 10 UK
These boots are superb in quality and comfort.
Two days after receiving them I undertook some very tough walking in the Peak district over a 5 day period in all weather conditions, the boots were dry and comfortable with not a blister to be seen.
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Colour Name: BlackSize: 10 UK
I highly rate Berghaus walking boots and was very impressed by this product. However after only 7 months one of them has split on the leather upper. I contacted Amazon who stated that as they were purchased over 30 days beforehand I should contact the manufacturer, Berghaus. This I did to be informed that Amazon are at fault and should deal with this directly. I contacted Amazon who again stated I needed to speak to Berghaus. This I did and continue to go round in circles!
Please one of you contact me directly with a POSITIVE response. This is not the first time Amazon have failed to resolve a faulty product issue I have had with them.
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Yes these are comfy boots straight out of the box, so are my carpet slippers but I wouldn't dream of going hiking in them!
A boot's primary purpose is to afford the wearer better grip, traction and support than that provided by a shoe or trainer.
I have given these boots a good trial during the last 8 months (1200+ miles) in all conditions and across all terrains and can report that they afford the poorest grip and traction of any boot that I have ever owned. The fault lies with the tread design which lacks any proper cross cut deep lug grip. In damp or wet conditions these boots are potentially lethal and I have never before skidded or slipped so much in any other boot (or shoe!)
I really wanted to like these boots but have had to reluctantly conclude that they are not fit for purpose.
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Colour Name: BrownSize: 8 UK
In all respects except one, these boots are very good. They are comfortable, repel water well, and, if not for "the problem", would represent exceptionally good value for money. The problem is the lack of grip. While wearing these boots on any wet/damp surface I was constantly aware of them slipping (or feeling like they were about to slip). It is a really unsettling sensation - especially while hiking (when you need to be especially confident that your footwear isn't going to let you down). I don't know what, precisely, the soles are made of but it is utterly unsuitable. NB. I bought these boots from another retailer (not from/via Amazon) but they are EXACTLY this make and model (Berghaus Men's Explorer Ridge Hiking Boot in brown).
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