Review: Merrell Moab FST Gore-tex Walking Shoes

I recently received a pair of the new Merrell Moab FST walking shoes to try out. They arrived at a particularly good time. I decided at the end of our road trip over in North America that I should really replace my KEEN Bryce hiking shoes. In the four years I have had them I

Some Notes on my Favourite Hiking Boots

I love trying new kit, and have been very fortunate since I started this blog to have been asked to test out a variety of outdoors related gear. Generally speaking, I try out a garment or pair of hiking boots for around a month before I write about it here on Splodz Blogz; I don’t believe

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 38 #SplodzWPC

We are moving fast into Autumn and so it is the season for muddy footpaths and jumping in puddles. So this week’s theme is particularly relevant…  Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 38 Theme: Muddy  I like to think that dirty hiking boots are happy hiking boots. What about you? And how about this for a muddy

Lyke Wake Walk – A Hiking Challenge

What happens when three outdoors loving bloggers get together for the weekend in the North Yorkshire Moors? A mammoth hike, that’s what! The Lyke Wake Walk is a 40 mile linear walk across the North Yorkshire Moors, taking hikers from Osmotherly on the west side to Ravenscar on the east. The traditional route is pretty

Joules Design A Welly Competition

Love the outdoors? Hate having wet feet? Don’t seem to be able to find the perfect pair of Wellington boots to match your personality? Here’s your chance…! Joules have launched a great competition inviting all budding designers, doodlers and wellington boot lovers to design some wellies. This is your chance to put your stamp on hundreds

Review: Merrell Chameleon Shift Mid Boots

I love to hike. I also love to try out new hiking kit. I’ve had these new Merrell Chameleon Shift Mid Gore-Tex boots since they came out earlier in the summer, and have already had some fantastic adventures with them on my feet. These boots were given to me by Merrell as my Lyke Wake

Review: Merrell Capra Mid Sport Gore-Tex Women’s Boots

The Merrell Capra Mid Sport Gore-Tex is described as a “speed hiker”, which suits me as I do like to get a wiggle on when I’m out hiking on my own. The boot is designed for all kinds of hiking, including climbing and scrambling. As durable and waterproof as you would expect a Merrell Gore-Tex

This Season’s Snow Boots

One of the most popular posts on Splodz Blogz at the moment (for at least the last few weeks) is one I wrote a couple of winters ago about my favourite snow boots of the season. I think you’ve all been looking out of your windows at that white sheet of ice that covers the road, cars and

Bring out the Black Boots

Today I went into a shoe shop in town to check how much a pair of black boots I’ve had my eye on were. These boots, by Dr Martens, have been in the store for quite some time – maybe even this time last year – but I’ve been good and have waited until the

Review: Merrell Verterra Mid Sport GTX

Comfort and support are the two most important features of any footwear you wish to wear for walking. Everything else, the way the shoe looks and especially the colour, is secondary. But it is rather wonderful when you receive a brand new shoe that offers comfort and support as well as fantastic looks. Meet the new-for-this-season Merrell Verterra

Airstep Becomes A.S.98

There is no doubting it: autumn is here. There was even a hint of ground frost this morning as the overnight temperature grazed just a couple of degrees above freezing. The perfect excuse to pull out your favourite parka – like this one from Esprit. The thing I love about coats like this is that they can

Casual Wedges for a Day on the Cobbles

When you live in a city where cobble stones are a regular feature on the streets, wedges are a vital part of a girl’s wardrobe. You get the height that you would from any pair of heels alongside the stability of having a flat sole. I normally think of wedges as being styled for a