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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

Shoe Power! Energy Harvesting from Human Motion

With more wearable gadgets being one of the biggest technology predictions of 2015, it is great to see a possible solution to power supply be announced today. A group of German developers from Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft Institute of Micromachining and Information Technology have come up with a fabulous idea to use the human gait to generate power by

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

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

Dr’s Orders: “Flat, Wide, Soft Soled Shoes”

I’ve been having some trouble with my foot recently. I have a significant pain across my toes, down the outside of my foot and in my ankle. After a month of it getting more and more painful, and more and more stiff making it hard to walk on it, I gave in and went to

Race for Life 10k (and some new Brooks trainers)

On Sunday I joined with thousands of other women from the area to take part in the Lincoln Race for Life at the Showground. I’d signed up earlier in the year to take part in the 10km fundraising event to do my bit for Cancer Research UK and also to encourage myself to go out

Converse versus Vans

I mention Converse on here a lot. I love them. They are comfortable and I love the style. They go with everything and last for ages. But when a blogging friend from the States commented on my most recent post featuring Converse that he prefers Vans, it got me thinking. I wear both. There is no denying I

Tie Dye Converse

Hands up if you had fun putting elastic bands around t-shirts and dying them in a buckets of  bright blue, purple and pink dye when you were a kid? I know I did! Well it appears Converse have bought themselves a box of elastic bands… meet this season’s take on the All Star. What do you reckon?

Shorts and Baby Pink Converse?

I’m going to do it. I’m going to jump on the “we’ve had blue skies for a whole day so it must be springtime” band wagon and suggest it’s time to start thinking about lighter materials and short sleeves. Too early? Quite possibly, but it’s nice to dream of summer! Oh and yes, I’m also

Everyday Shoes from Outdoor Brands

I love being outdoors and know for sure that when you’re enjoying the countryside what you need is something decent on your feet to make getting around nice and comfortable. I lean towards decent outdoors footwear brands such as Merrell, KEEN, The North Face and Salomon (to name just a few – I’m not fussy

Bright Trainers Make You Run Faster

A friend told me the other day that bright trainers make you run faster. Seems a reasonable statement… And with January being the month when everyone seems to want to get fit, it made sense to do a bit of trainer window shopping and bring you a handful of brightly coloured runners to get you